- Southwestern U.S. a rope made of horsehair or sometimes maguey.
Origin of mecate
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope
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Mecate—a Mexican square measure equal to about one-tenth of an acre.The American Egypt