mecate

[muh-kah-tee]

Origin of mecate

1840–50; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope
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Historical Examples of mecate

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

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold