A strap slung across the forehead or the chest to support a load carried on the back.
A broad strap passed across the forehead and over the shoulders for carrying a load on the back.
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.