A pack animal, such as a horse or mule.
A pack animal.
Other Word Forms
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'.