either of two curved pieces lying upon the collar in the harness of an animal, to which the traces are fastened.

Origin of hame

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch
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Examples from the Web for hame

Historical Examples of hame

  • He wantit her hame; and he's no are to dee onything ill, or at the wrang moment!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • That once I shore split his pants for him with a hame strop.

  • "They's a hame strap busted and Bill's loosin' all his furniture," explained the boy.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • Anybody that can work hard enough to bust a hame strap has my approval.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • Ye mind 'at she keepit him at hame frae the kirk on Sabbath, because he had a cauld?

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for hame




either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal

Word Origin for hame

C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod



noun, adverb

a Scot word for home
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