Hackamore definition

hăkə-môr
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.
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(west) A rope or rawhide halter with a headstall, used in breaking horses.
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A kind of bridle with no bit.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hackamore
Plural:
hackamores

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’.

    From Wiktionary