Definition of packhorse in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpakhɔːs


  • A horse used to carry loads: the ore had to be transported by packhorse [as modifier]: an old packhorse bridge
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    • Everything had to be carried there by packhorses - even chaff to feed the horses.
    • The knights all sat impatiently on their mounts, while several grooms loaded some packhorses with a month's worth of supplies, food, blankets, and clothing.
    • It was clear that the packhorses ' loads were getting lighter, and to the travellers, it indicated that they were nearing the end of the journey.

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