a mule, donkey, burro, or horse bred for vigor and hardiness and used for carrying heavy loads.
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How to use pack animal in a sentence
If off-leash dogs are permitted, you should still keep a leash handy for when you pass other hikers and pack animals.
With his dark features expressing grim resolve, Bill threw a burden of considerable size on his best pack-animal.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
With the sweating pack-animal close at the heels of his saddle pony, Talpers rode for hours across the plains.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
Nur Mahal, having taken leave of them with her accustomed grace, rested in a small tent which was carried by a pack animal.The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
But, Mr. Ermine, how should I transport my heads back to this point with only one pack-animal?John Ermine of the Yellowstone | Frederic Remington
But being a true son of the open, he wanted to see the country; so he decided to travel horseback, with a pack-animal.Partners of Chance | Henry Herbert Knibbs
British Dictionary definitions for pack animal
an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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