[ moh-chee-luh ]
/ moʊˈtʃi lə /


a flap of leather on the seat of a saddle, used as a covering and sometimes as a base to which saddlebags are attached.

Nearby words

  1. mocha,
  2. mocha stone,
  3. mocha ware,
  4. mochi,
  5. mochica,
  6. mock,
  7. mock chicken,
  8. mock epic,
  9. mock mold,
  10. mock moon

Origin of mochila

1855–60, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, knapsack, derivative of mochil errand boy < Basque motxil, diminutive of motil, mutil boy, servant < Latin mutilus mutilated (from the custom of shaving boys' heads) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019