- a saddle specifically designed for holding or supporting the load on a pack animal.
Origin of packsaddle
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Examples from the Web for packsaddle
No matter if camp had been just where Haught had last thrown a packsaddle!
Joseph seated sleepily, with his fur cap drawn down; the Virgin and Child resting against the packsaddle on the ground.Renaissance Fancies and Studies
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Packsaddle Jack said he didn't know for sure whether sheepmen were humans or not.Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack
It certainly was good luck that we unbuckled the packsaddle straps before he left the vicinity.
And for each able horse, with a packsaddle or other saddle and furniture, two shillings per diem.Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]
- a saddle hung with packs, equipment, etc, used on a pack animal
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Word Origin and History for packsaddle
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