packtrain

[pak-treyn]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. packing plant,
  2. packman,
  3. packsack,
  4. packsaddle,
  5. packthread,
  6. packwood,
  7. pact,
  8. pact of steel,
  9. pactolus,
  10. pacy

Origin of packtrain

First recorded in 1840–50; pack1 + train

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Examples from the Web for packtrain

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

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

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