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mecate

[muh-kah-tee] /məˈkɑ ti/
noun
1.
Southwestern U.S. a rope made of horsehair or sometimes maguey.
Origin of mecate
1840-1850
1840-50; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope
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  • mecate—a Mexican square measure equal to about one-tenth of an acre.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold

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