packsaddle

[ pak-sad-l ]
/ ˈpækˌsæd l /

noun

a saddle specifically designed for holding or supporting the load on a pack animal.

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Origin of packsaddle

First recorded in 1350–1400, packsaddle is from the Middle English word pakke saddil. See pack1, saddle
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British Dictionary definitions for packsaddle

packsaddle

/ (ˈpækˌsædəl) /

noun

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

packsaddle


n.

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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