Middle English Dictionary Entry

sǒmer n.(2)
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Note: Cp. sompter n.
1.
(a) A packhorse; -- also coll.; ~ bai (hors); ~ driven, forced to ride a packhorse; ~ folwer, one who follows packhorses in a train; ~ ledere, a driver of packhorses; ~ sadel, a packsaddle; chargen ~; (b) a pack or bag carried by a packhorse; ?also, a pack load [1st quot.]; (c) one who carries goods, a bearer.
2.
(a) A main beam, girder; ~ tre; principal ~; (b) ~ castel, q.v.; ~ huche (whicche), a raised structure on a ship; ~ tour, a movable tower used in sieges.
3.
A support stone used in building; ~ pece.