hackamore

[ hak-uh-mawr, -mohr ]
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noun
  1. a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.

  2. Western U.S. any of several forms of halter used especially for breaking horses.

Origin of hackamore

1
1840–50, Americanism; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish jáquima headstall <Arabic shaqīmah

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How to use hackamore in a sentence

  • Then he put the hackamore on it and took it out to the gate and tied it to the fence.

    Jack the Young Trapper | George Bird Grinnell
  • Then with the animal's hackamore in his hand, he mounted and rode to join Hugh.

    Jack the Young Trapper | George Bird Grinnell
  • Collie, using both hands, swung the hackamore across the outlaw's neck and tugged.

    Overland Red | Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Then the younger man, talking to her meanwhile, slipped off the bridle and adjusted a hackamore in its place.

    Overland Red | Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • The boy, still grasping the hackamore in his left hand, with his right threw the saddle blanket over the animal's back.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for hackamore

hackamore

/ (ˈhækəˌmɔː) /


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

Origin of hackamore

1
C19: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima headstall, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic shaqīmah

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