Examples from the Web for sumpter
"O, because she resembles a sister I lost," returned Sumpter after a brief hesitation.
In the midst of the men-at-arms were sumpter mules carrying the ecclesiastical purtenances of the bishop.Pabo, The Priest|Sabine Baring-Gould
We therefore retired to our camp, which had not been left by the sumpter beasts, and then we prepared our midday meal.Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
Sumpter had reached the banks of the Tyger, when the firing of his videttes announced the approach of his enemy.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)|John Marshall
Sumpter hurried forth, and the carriage rattled away over the rough road of Scraggiewood.
British Dictionary definitions for sumpter
Word Origin for sumpter
Word Origin and History for sumpter
early 14c., "driver of a pack horse," from Old French sommetier, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius "a pack horse driver," from Late Latin sagmat- "a pack, burden," stem of sagma "packsaddle," from Greek sagma, probably related to sattein "to pack, press, stuff." Used from mid-15c. of horses and mules for carrying loads.