hame

[ heym ]
/ heɪm /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for hames (1 of 3)

hames

/ (heɪmz) /

noun

make a hames of Irish informal to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude

Word Origin for hames

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hames (2 of 3)

hame

1
/ (heɪm) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for hames (3 of 3)

hame

2
/ (hem) /

noun, adverb

a Scot word for home
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