sumpter

[ suhmp-ter ]
/ ˈsʌmp tər /

noun

a packhorse or mule.

Origin of sumpter

1275–1325; Middle English sompter < Old French sometier pack-horse driver < Vulgar Latin *saumatārius, equivalent to Latin sagmat- (stem of sagma; see summer2) + -ārius -ary
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sumpter
/ (ˈsʌmptə) /

noun

archaic a packhorse, mule, or other beast of burden

Word Origin for sumpter

C14: from Old French sometier driver of a baggage horse, from Vulgar Latin sagmatārius (unattested), from Late Latin sagma packsaddle
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