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  1. a line or succession of pack animals, as mules or burros, used to transport food and supplies over terrain unsuitable for wagons or other vehicles.
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Origin of packtrain

First recorded in 1840–50; pack1 + train
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Examples from the Web for packtrain

Historical Examples

  • We can get a man or a boy to look after the ponies and the packtrain.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle

    Alice B. Emerson

  • A packtrain goes two and a half miles an hour, or perhaps one and a half on the mountain trails.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • Of course, well have to have the guide Mr. Hammond spoke about, and a packtrain anyway.