Aparejo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aparejo A kind of pack saddle used in the American military service and among the Spanish Americans. It is made of leather stuffed with hay, moss, or the like.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aparejo A kind of Mexican saddle formed of leather cushions stuffed with hay, used in the western United States.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp

Usage

In literature:

We skirmished around and found a condemned army pack saddle with aparejos, and a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
On top of both was placed the aparejo, which was cinched by a wide grass-bandage.
"The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Henry Inman
The animal itself and its aparejo were never recovered by us.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
And just order fresh stuffing put into the aparejos.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
***