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sumpter (plural sumpters)
- (obsolete) the driver of a packhorse
- 1605: Persuade me rather to be slave and sumpter / To this detested groom. — William Shakespeare, King Lear, II.ii
- a packhorse, a beast of burden
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Holinshed to this entry?)
- (obsolete) A pack; a burden.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)