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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A logging sled. [Northern U. S. & Canada] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]