(in some Muslim countries) a porter.
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How to use hamal in a sentence
Soldiers and hamals passed, upright and armed, bending beneath the weight of incredible loads.The Near East | Robert Hichens
Indeed, except among the Turkish hamals it is doubtful whether such powerful figures could be found elsewhere.By Sheer Pluck | G. A. Henty
At one time, by far the larger number of hamals employed in the city were Armenians.
The various companies of hamals are as jealous of their claims upon a particular locality as are the dogs of the quarter.
The hamals are not natives of the city, but come from various districts of Asia Minor.
British Dictionary definitions for hamal
(in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant
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