- an animal, such as a donkey or ox, used for carrying loads
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ˈbeast of ˈbur•den, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
an animal used for work, as a donkey, mule, or ox.
beast′ of bur′den,
an animal used for carrying heavy loads or pulling heavy equipment, as a donkey, mule, or ox.
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beast of burden n
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