hackamore

hackamore

[hak-uh-mawr, -mohr]
noun
1.
a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
2.
Western U.S. any of several forms of halter used especially for breaking horses.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish jáquima headstall < Arabic shaqīmah

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hackamore (ˈhækəˌmɔː)
 
n
(US), (NZ) a rope or rawhide halter used for unbroken foals
 
[C19: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima headstall, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic shaqīmah]

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