What does the word sumpter mean?

Usage examples for sumpter

  1. One of them held up an authoritative hand to the sumpter train which followed. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  2. Withal she bought them three good horses and another sumpter- horse; which last was loaded with sundry wares that she deemed that she needed, and with victual. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  3. The attack upon Fort Sumpter was the final challenge to the birthright of a race. – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher