A rope or rawhide halter with a wide band that can be lowered over a horse's eyes, used in breaking horses to a bridle.
(west) A rope or rawhide halter with a headstall, used in breaking horses.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hackamore
- Alteration of Spanish jáquima halter from Old Spanish xaquima from Arabic šakīma bit of a bridle from šakama to bridle śkm in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps from Spanish jáquima ‘halter’.