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[heym] /heɪm/
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 Unabridged
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  • He wantit her hame; and he's no are to dee onything ill, or at the wrang moment!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • That once I shore split his pants for him with a hame strop.

  • "They's a hame strap busted and Bill's loosin' all his furniture," explained the boy.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Anybody that can work hard enough to bust a hame strap has my approval.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • 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
  • The hours wore awa' till ten o'clock, an' he had'na cam' hame.

    Stories and Sketches Harriet S. Caswell
  • Tak' him hame, James Moore, and let his dinner be an ounce o' lead.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • We may fancy the delight of the villagers when 'the kye cam' hame.'

  • On marketday I'll find the farmer that owns him and send him hame.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Ance he got up a hame for gaen-aboot dogs, an' he had naethin' to mak' by that.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for hame


either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod


noun, adverb
a Scot word for home
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