packhorse

[pak-hawrs]
|

noun

a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc.
a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility.

Nearby words

  1. packer,
  2. packet,
  3. packet switched system,
  4. packet switching,
  5. packframe,
  6. packing,
  7. packing box,
  8. packing case,
  9. packing density,
  10. packing fraction

Origin of packhorse


Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pack-horse


British Dictionary definitions for pack-horse

packhorse

noun

a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pack-horse

pack-horse

n.

late 15c., from pack (n.) + horse (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper