Aparejo



a Mexican packsaddle formed of stuffed leather cushions.
Historical Examples

When Brooke moved to sit on an aparejo, Pete ordered him to one of the kitchen boxes.
A Man in the Open Roger Pocock

The animal itself and its aparejo were never recovered by us.
Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) Carl Lumholtz

The marks of the crupper, aparejo and girth never would disappear.
Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford

The single diamond hitch employed by army packers is the ideal hitch for securing a load upon an aparejo.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

The United States army diamond particularly adapted for use with the aparejo.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

The top rope is the rope leading up from the rear corner of the aparejo boot on near side to the side and center of off side pack.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

On top of both was placed the aparejo, which was cinched by a wide grass-bandage.
The Old Santa Fe Trail Henry Inman

The near packer now engages around front boot of aparejo the free portion of the running rope below the bight just formed.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

To the pack-saddle, or aparejo, two baskets are fastened, in which the botijas are placed with the small ends downwards.
Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests J. J. von Tschudi

The aparejo and pack saddle are inventions of the Arabians away back in the eighth century.
The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft Dan Beard

noun (pl) -jos (-xos)
(Southwestern US) a kind of packsaddle made of stuffed leather cushions

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