Definition of Tumpline

1. n. A strap placed across a man's forehead to assist him in carrying a pack on his back.



Definition of Tumpline

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Tumpline

1. a strap for supporting a load on the back [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumpline

tumourigenicity
tumourless
tumourlets
tumourlike
tumourous
tumourously
tumours
tump
tump over
tumped
tumphies
tumphy
tumpier
tumpiest
tumping
tumpline (current term)
tumplines
tumps
tumpy
tums
tumshie
tumshies
tumtums
tumular
tumulary
tumuli
tumulose
tumulosities
tumulosity

Literary usage of Tumpline

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1. Provincial and State Papers by New Hampshire (1873)
"Abel Brown, 1 gun, 1 cartridge box, 1 tumpline. Nahum Powers, 1 knapsack, lhat, ... tumpline " — A strap placed across the forehead to assist a man In ..."

2. On Canada's Frontier: Sketches of History, Sport, and Adventure, and of the by Julian Ralph, Frederic Remington (1892)
"... not only a constitution of iron, but that shrewdness which is only VOYAGEUR WITH tumpline Scotch, and he afterwards developed remarkable foresight, ..."

3. History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, from Its First Settlement to by Samuel Thomas Worcester (1879)
".)/l., , tumpline ,s. ad., , gun £,, IDS., " , ,8 6 Isaac Stearns, , knapsack ,s. ... 8d., , tumpline ,s. 3d., " an It appears from the above certificate, ..."

4. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"... which the backs of Indians or ladinos who carry goods supported by a tumpline on their foreheads, a traffic I observed in 1975 from February to May. ..."

5. ... Masters of the Wilderness by Charles Bert Reed (1914)
"... ranging from one hundred to three hundred pounds suspended by headstrap, or tumpline, they would run the portages with zeal and good-natured rivalry. ..."

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