• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pack-cinch a wide girth of canvas, &c., having a hook and ring attached for adjusting the load of a pack-animal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. pac, Bret. pak, a bundle; cf. Ger. pack, Dut. pak.


In literature:

You will furthermore want a pack-cinch and a pack-rope for each horse.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Duane threw on the saddle and pack, cinched them tight, and resumed his descent.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
Davis drew the rope taut under the cinch and tied Jack's other ankle as if he were putting the diamond hitch on a pack mule.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
They were cinching up the packs after the noon rest when he rode up on a burro.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
With mechanical readiness the guide alighted from his horse, loosened the cinch on the pack-horse, and disclosed the usual camp-bed.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Now I double the rope and throw it over the top of the pack to Rob, and he hooks the bight of the doubled rope over the cinch-hook.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Wunpost sighed and cinched his packs and hit out across the flats for the mouth of Emigrant Wash.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
A few hasty pictures, taken while Fox mended a broken pack cinch, and we pressed on toward the foot of the mountain.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various