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aparejo

[ap-uh-rey-oh, -rey-hoh, ah-puh-; Spanish ah-pah-re-haw]
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noun, plural a·pa·re·jos [ap-uh-rey-ohz, -hohz; Spanish ah-pah-re-haws] /ˌæp əˈreɪ oʊz, -hoʊz; Spanish ˌɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/. Spanish.
  1. a Mexican packsaddle formed of stuffed leather cushions.
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Origin of aparejo

literally, preparation (i.e., equipment)
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Examples from the Web for aparejo

Historical Examples

  • On top of both was placed the aparejo, which was cinched by a wide grass-bandage.

    The Old Santa Fe Trail

    Henry Inman

  • The animal itself and its aparejo were never recovered by us.

  • The United States army diamond particularly adapted for use with the aparejo.

    Packing and Portaging

    Dillon Wallace

  • The top rope is the rope leading up from the rear corner of the aparejo boot on near side to the side and center of off side pack.

    Packing and Portaging

    Dillon Wallace

  • The near packer now engages around front boot of aparejo the free portion of the running rope below the bight just formed.

    Packing and Portaging

    Dillon Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for aparejo

aparejo

noun plural -jos (-xos)
  1. Southwestern US a kind of packsaddle made of stuffed leather cushions
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Word Origin

American Spanish: equipment, from aparejar to make ready; see apparel
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