hamal

or ham·mal

[ huh-mahl, -mawl ]
/ həˈmɑl, -ˈmɔl /
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noun

(in some Muslim countries) a porter.

Nearby words

  1. hamadryad,
  2. hamadryads,
  3. hamadryas,
  4. hamadryas baboon,
  5. hamadān,
  6. hamamatsu,
  7. hamamelidaceous,
  8. hamamelis,
  9. haman,
  10. hamantasch

Origin of hamal

1960–65; < Arabic hammāl porter, carrier, akin to hamala to carry

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Examples from the Web for hamal

  • A hamal's carrying capacity may therefore be expressed, after this experience, as equal to a half horse-power.

    Turkey|Julius R. Van Millingen
  • Hamal lies near the path of the moon, and is one of the stars from which longitude is reckoned.

    A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
  • The Pasha told the Hamal to go away and come back in a week; in the meantime he would see what he could do for him.



British Dictionary definitions for hamal

hamal

hammal or hamaul

/ (həˈmɑːl) /

noun

(in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant

Word Origin for hamal

from Arabic hamala to carry

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