mecate

[ muh-kah-tee ]
/ məˈkɑ ti /
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noun

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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Examples from the Web for mecate

  • Mecate—a Mexican square measure equal to about one-tenth of an acre.

    The American Egypt|Channing Arnold