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hackamore

[ hak-uh-mawr, -mohr ]
/ ˈhæk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr /
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noun
a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
Western U.S. any of several forms of halter used especially for breaking horses.
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Origin of hackamore

1840–50, Americanism; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish jáquima headstall <Arabic shaqīmah
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British Dictionary definitions for hackamore

hackamore
/ (ˈhækəˌmɔː) /

noun
US and NZ a rope or rawhide halter used for unbroken foals

Word Origin for hackamore

C19: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima headstall, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic shaqīmah
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