- either of two curved pieces lying upon the collar in the harness of an animal, to which the traces are fastened.
Origin of hame
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch
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Examples from the Web for hame
He wantit her hame; and he's no are to dee onything ill, or at the wrang moment!Salted With Fire
That once I shore split his pants for him with a hame strop.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
"They's a hame strap busted and Bill's loosin' all his furniture," explained the boy.
Anybody that can work hard enough to bust a hame strap has my approval.
Ye mind 'at she keepit him at hame frae the kirk on Sabbath, because he had a cauld?A Window in Thrums
J. M. Barrie
- either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal
C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod
- a Scot word for home
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