Definition of metump in English:


Pronunciation /məˈtʌmp/


North American
  • Chiefly amongst North American Indians: a strap for bearing or supporting a weight; specifically a band passed across the forehead or chest and used to haul a burden; = "tump-line". Also (occasionally): the burden so supported.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in American Anthropologist. From Southern New England Algonquian; the precise form of the etymon is unknown.