Sumpter definition

sŭmptər
A pack animal, such as a horse or mule.
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A pack animal.
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A packhorse, a beast of burden.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sumpter
Plural:
sumpters

Origin of sumpter

  • Middle English driver of a packhorse from Old French sometier from Vulgar Latin saumatārius from Late Latin sagma sagmat- packsaddle from Greek from sattein to pack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French sometier, from late Latin sagma, from Greek σαγμα "˜pack-saddle'.

    From Wiktionary