Definition of Beast of burden

1. Noun. An animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work.

Exact synonyms: Jument
Generic synonyms: Work Animal
Specialized synonyms: Pack Animal, Sumpter
Derivative terms: Jumentous



Definition of Beast of burden

1. Noun. A draught animal that carries or pulls heavy loads, such as a donkey, mule, or ox. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) Any domesticated animal trained to perform tasks for humans, such as a herding dog or trained falcon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beast Of Burden

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bearskin
bearskins
bearthite
beartrap
beartraps
bearward
bearwards
bearwood
bearwoods
beast of burden (current term)
beast of prey
beastdom
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beasten
beastes
beasthood
beastial
beastiality
beastie
beasties
beastily
beasting
beastings

Literary usage of Beast of burden

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"Aside from his use as a beast of burden, the horse will still be indispensable in safeguarding human lives by the production of serums and antitoxins. ..."

2. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"3), and six thousand afterwards (xlii. 12). The camel was used for riding (Gen. xxiv. 64; 1 Sam. xxx. 17 ) ; as a beast of burden generally (Gen. ..."

3. Natives of Northern India by William Crooke (1907)
"Woman as a beast of burden. The care of cattle. Irrigation. Rice-planting. Husking and grinding grain. Cooking. FROM the village and its industries we pass ..."

4. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Léopold Delisle, Guizot (François) (1854)
"St. Evroult, having caused the bread to be given to the poor man, lo! before sunset a beast of burden was seen to stop before the door of the cell with a ..."

5. The Principles of Agriculture: A Text-book for Schools and Rural Societies by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1909)
"What do you understand by the phrase, "the animal as a beast of burden?" In what ways does the animal perform labor for the farmer? ..."

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