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Mule

noun; other word formation type metaphor, extension
In online videogames, using a created player character for the sole purpose of storing items the primary player character may need but does not have the space in the game’s inventory to keep.Mule here is a metaphor for the traditional way in which people would use mules as pack animals to carry supplies, equipment, etc, when traveling before other modes of transportation were available. Mule may have also been selected due to the relatively mindless connotation associated with the animal.
 
"My mule is all the way in Sandy; do we really need an extra body?"
Etymology : Root word is ‘mule’.
Source : –young relative (9/5/10)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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