a strap or sling passed around the chest or forehead to help support a pack carried on a person's back.
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How to use tumpline in a sentence
One night one of them ate a piece out of my tumpline, which was partially under my head, while I slept.The Long Labrador Trail | Dillon Wallace
This is known as a tumpline, and consists of a band of leather to cross the head, and two long thongs to secure the pack.Camp and Trail | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for tumpline
(in the US and Canada, esp formerly) a leather or cloth band strung across the forehead or chest and attached to a pack or load in order to support it: Also called: tump
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