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[pak-treyn] /ˈpækˌtreɪn/
a line or succession of pack animals, as mules or burros, used to transport food and supplies over terrain unsuitable for wagons or other vehicles.
Origin of packtrain
First recorded in 1840-50; pack1 + train Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We can get a man or a boy to look after the ponies and the packtrain.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
  • A packtrain goes two and a half miles an hour, or perhaps one and a half on the mountain trails.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Of course, well have to have the guide Mr. Hammond spoke about, and a packtrain anyway.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson

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