Tumpline meaning

tŭmplīn
A strap slung across the forehead or the chest to support a load carried on the back.
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A broad strap passed across the forehead and over the shoulders for carrying a load on the back.
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A strap used to carry objects tied to its ends by placing the broadened or cushioned middle of the strap over the head just behind the forehead.
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Origin of tumpline

  • tump (alteration of mattump) (of Southern New England Algonquian origin) line

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

  • Tump is a shortening of mattump, metump, from a Penobscot word.

    From Wiktionary