mule train



a line of pack mules or a line of wagons drawn by mules.

Origin of mule train

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mule train

Historical Examples of mule train

  • I soon secured transportation with a mule-train for Deadwood.

  • There is no chance of stopping another reco (that is, a mule-train, sirs) now.

    Westward Ho!

    Charles Kingsley

  • The mule-train with our tents and baggage passed us in the valley while we were sweltering under the hawthorns.

  • The freight capacity of the mule-train placed a narrow limit upon the profits and extent of trade.

    The Last American Frontier

    Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson

  • The enemy was still pressing on, and the mule-train of small ammunition could not be got up under the heavy fire.