- a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc.
- a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility.
Origin of packhorse
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Examples from the Web for pack-horse
The pack-horse was found near the camp; but Derosier did not get in.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
They drove a pack-horse, their supplies loaded on a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
Although he was described as a gentleman's steed, he had the manners of a pack-horse.A Wayfarer in China
The Dales were mounted and Ward was afoot and leading a pack-horse.A Virginia Scout
A few days later Bob rode into town with a pack-horse at heel.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
- a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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Word Origin and History for pack-horse
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