Meaning of “beast of burden” in the English Dictionary

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"beast of burden" in British English

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beast of burden

literary

an animal such as a donkey or an ox that is used to carry or pull things

(Definition of “beast of burden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beast of burden" in American English

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beast of burdennoun [ C ]

/ˈbist əv ˈbɜr·dən/

an animal used to perform work

(Definition of “beast of burden” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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