- 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 packhorse
With this, he unhooked his nag from the wall, and clattered off to the "Packhorse."
She was a shepherdess to the core, and hated the poor "Packhorse."
I wish the 'Packhorse' was quit of him, maugre his laced coat.
Why, whence come you that know not the 'Packhorse,' nor yet Allerton township?
Then he returned to the "Packhorse," and told Mercy what he had done.
- a horse used to transport goods, equipment, etc
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