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Meaning of SUMPTER

Pronunciation:  'sumptur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an animal such as a mule or burro or horse used to carry loads

SUMPTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pack animal
 See Also: beast of burden, jument, packhorse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sump"ter\, n. [OF. sommetier the driver of a pack
    horse; akin to OF. & F. sommier a pack horse, L. sagmarius,
    fr. sagma a pack saddle, in LL., a load, Gr. ? a pack saddle,
    fr. ? to pack, load; cf. Skr. saj, sa[~n]j, to hang on. Cf.
    {Seam} a weight, {Summer} a beam.]
    1. The driver of a pack horse. [Obs.] --Skeat.
    2. A pack; a burden. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
    3. An animal, especially a horse, that carries packs or
       burdens; a baggage horse. --Holinshed.
  2. \Sump"ter\, a.
    Carrying pack or burdens on the back; as, a sumpter horse; a
    sumpter mule. --Bacon.