Definition of Travois

1. n. A primitive vehicle, common among the North American Indians, usually two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for a load.

Definition of Travois

1. Noun. A traditional North American Indian sled-like vehicle, pulled by person, dog, or horse. ¹

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Definition of Travois

1. a type of sled [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Travois

traversers
traverses
traversing
traverso
traversos
travertine
travertines
travertinous
traves
travestied
travesties
travesty
travestying
travis
travises
travois (current term)
travoise
travoises
trawl
trawl line
trawl net
trawlboat
trawlboats
trawled
trawler
trawlerman
trawlermen
trawlers
trawley
trawleys

Literary usage of Travois

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1. The Immediate care of the injured by Albert Sidney Morrow (1912)
"The poles at the front end of the travois should be about two and a half feet apart and at the rear end about three feet apart, kept in this relative ..."

2. The Story of the Indian by George Bird Grinnell (2001)
"dian—the travois in the south and the sledge in the north for land travel, and the canoe ... In primitive times both sledge and travois were drawn by dogs, ..."

3. Glacier National Park: Its Trails and Treasures by Mathilde Edith Holtz, Katharine Isabel Bemis (1917)
"Occasionally as you are speeding along the driver of the benzine-wagon may point to some tracks faded and worn and carelessly remark, "The old travois trail ..."

4. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1908)
"travois, mule litters, etc., may be issued upon the recommendation of the- chief surgeon. 1451. Commanding officers will inspect ambulances, litters, ..."

5. A Report to the Surgeon General on the Transport of Sick and Wounded by Pack by George Alexander Otis (1877)
"In fact, the horse-litter is carried by the animal*, while tlie travois is ... The travois may have been employed years ago by our medical officers on the ..."

6. A Complete handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1912)
"To assemble the travois.—Pass each shaft through the collar on the ... Then pass the front crossbar over the ironed ends on the front of the travois poles, ..."

7. North American Indians of the Plains by Clark Wissler (1912)
"Most tribes used a peculiar A- shaped contrivance, known as a dog travois, upon which packs were placed. All the northern tribes, save the Crow, ..."

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