- (in some Muslim countries) a porter.
Origin of hamal
1960–65; < Arabic hammāl porter, carrier, akin to hamala to carry
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Examples from the Web for hamal
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.Told in the Coffee House
The star was called Hamal by the Arabs, signifying a sheep, and the animal is represented as looking backwards.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
A hamal's carrying capacity may therefore be expressed, after this experience, as equal to a half horse-power.Turkey
Julius R. Van Millingen
hammal or hamaul
- (in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant
from Arabic hamala to carry