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packhorse

[pak-hawrs] /ˈpækˌhɔrs/
noun
1.
a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc.
2.
a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility.
Origin of packhorse
pack1 + horse
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packhorse

/ˈpækˌhɔːs/
noun
1.
a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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Word Origin and History for pack-horse
n.

late 15c., from pack (n.) + horse (n.).

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