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hamal

or ham·mal

[huh-mahl, -mawl]
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noun
  1. (in some Muslim countries) a porter.
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Origin of hamal

1960–65; < Arabic hammāl porter, carrier, akin to hamala to carry
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Historical Examples

  • Hamal lies near the path of the moon, and is one of the stars from which longitude is reckoned.

    A Field Book of the Stars

    William Tyler Olcott

  • The Pasha told the Hamal to go away and come back in a week; in the meantime he would see what he could do for him.

  • The star was called Hamal by the Arabs, signifying a sheep, and the animal is represented as looking backwards.

  • A hamal's carrying capacity may therefore be expressed, after this experience, as equal to a half horse-power.

    Turkey

    Julius R. Van Millingen


British Dictionary definitions for hamal

hamal

hammal or hamaul

noun
  1. (in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant
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Word Origin

from Arabic hamala to carry
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