What is another word for sumpter?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌmptə] (IPA)

Sumpter is an old-fashioned term used to describe a packhorse or mule used for carrying goods. Some synonyms for this word include packhorse, draft animal, beast of burden, and baggage animal. These synonyms perfectly describe the primary use of a sumpter which is to transport goods in the most efficient manner possible. Other words that also have similar meanings to sumpter include carrier, hauler, porter, and conveyor. These words are also often used in the context of transporting items. Although the word sumpter is not widely used nowadays, it remains a useful term in describing an animal that was once an integral part of transportation.

What are the hypernyms for Sumpter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sumpter

At length, a cloud of dust rising in the north, greeted her eyes; and as it gradually drew nearer, she heard the jingling of bells sound faintly through the air, the most pleasing music to the ears of a Portuguese innkeeper, when she perceived that it was caused by several litters, sumpter mules, and a party of horsemen.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
We will trek over these mountains, and through the cork woods and brackens in the glens, live on figs and Vino Riojo carried in black skins on our sumpter mules, and camp at night on the dry ground under the brown trunks of the cork trees-another book, mes amis, and pictures, I vow!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
"Thibault," said the Count, "bestir ye when ye will; so hasten ye your palfreys, your nags, and your sumpter-beasts; and I will give you pennies and havings enow."
"Old French Romances"
William Morris

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