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From French bat (packsaddle) (compare cheval de bat (packhorse)) + English horse. See bastard and batman.


bathorse (plural bathorses)

  1. A horse which carries an officer's baggage during a campaign.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bathorse in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)