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Traversed
traverser
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Traversing crane
Traversing plate
Traversing platform
travertine
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Travesty
Travis
travois or travoy road
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trawl fishing
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travois definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural travois; also travoises) Etymology: American French travail, from Canadian French, shaft of a cart, from Middle French traveil catafalque, prop, from Late Latin trepalium instrument of torture more at travail Date: 1847 a simple vehicle used by Plains Indians consisting of two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for the load

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. same) a N. American Indian vehicle of two joined poles pulled by a horse etc. for carrying a burden. Etymology: earlier travail f. F, perh. the same word as TRAVAIL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Travois Tra`vois", n. [Cf. Travail.] 1. A primitive vehicle, common among the North American Indians, usually two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for a load. On the plains they will have horses dragging travoises; dogs with travoises, women and children loaded with impediments. --Julian Ralph. 2. A logging sled. [Northern U. S. & Canada]



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