packhorse NOUN a horse used to carry loads.

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  • packhorse — [pak′hôrs΄] n. a horse used as a pack animal …   English World dictionary

  • Packhorse — s. Typically packhorses are used to cross difficult terrain, where the absence of good roads prevents the use of wheeled vehicles. Pack horses have been used since the earliest period of domestication of the horse. They were invaluable throughout …   Wikipedia

  • Packhorse bridge — A packhorse bridge is a bridge intended to carry packhorses (horses loaded with sidebags or panniers) across a river or stream. Typically a packhorse bridge consists of one or more narrow (one horse wide) masonry arches, and has low parapets so… …   Wikipedia

  • packhorse bridge — noun A narrow bridge with low parapets so as not to interfere with the panniers of a packhorse …   Wiktionary

  • packhorse — noun Date: circa 1500 a horse used as a pack animal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • packhorse — /pak hawrs /, n. 1. a horse used for carrying goods, freight, supplies, etc. 2. a person who works hard or bears a heavy load of responsibility. [PACK1 + HORSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • packhorse — noun A horse used as a pack animal …   Wiktionary

  • packhorse — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nag, pack animal, workhorse, transportation; see animal 2 , horse 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • packhorse — n. horse that carries supplies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • packhorse — noun a horse used to carry loads …   English new terms dictionary

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