- 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 hames
Both Hames and Church took to Twitter to remonstrate with the media mogul, demanding an apology.Rupert Murdoch’s Future Rests on News Corp. Shareholders Meeting
October 15, 2012
Nasmyth fancied Hames was relieved that no more was expected from him.
Acton went into the hotel with Hames, and there was an awkward silence when they had disappeared.
They do look kinder like a set of hames that ain't been treated kindly, don't they?Those Times And These
Irvin S. Cobb
The usual custom is to put the collar on with the hames attached.Riding and Driving
Edward L. Anderson
Fuils that ye are, would ye lose your guid fame with your hames?Merkland
- make a hames of Irish informal to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
of unknown origin
- 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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