Definition of tumpline in English:


Line breaks: tump|line
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmplʌɪn


North American
  • 1A sling for carrying a load on the back, with a strap which passes round the forehead.
  • 1.1A strap used as a part of a tumpline.


late 18th century: based on Algonquian (mat)tump + the noun line1.

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