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Origin of packsaddle

First recorded in 1350–1400, packsaddle is from the Middle English word pakke saddil. See pack1, saddle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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seat, pillion, howdah, packsaddle

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British Dictionary definitions for packsaddle


  1. a saddle hung with packs, equipment, etc, used on a pack animal
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Word Origin and History for packsaddle

also pack-saddle, "saddle for supporting packs on the back of a mount," late 14c., pakke sadil; from pack (n.) + saddle (n.).

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