noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima bridle Date: 1850 a bridle with a loop capable of being tightened about the nose in place of a bit or with a slip noose passed over the lower jaw

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  • Hackamore — Hack a*more (h[a^]k [.a]*m[=o]r), n. [Cf. Sp. jaquima headstall of a halter.] A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, used for leading or tieing a pack animal. [Western U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hackamore — (n.) halter for breaking horses, 1850, American English, of uncertain origin. OED and Klein suggests a corruption of Sp. jaquima (earlier xaquima) halter, headstall of a horse, which Klein suggests is from Arabic shakimah bit of a bridle, curb,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hackamore — ☆ hackamore [hak′ə môr΄ ] n. [altered < Sp jáquima, halter < Ar shakīma] West a rope or rawhide halter with a headstall, used in breaking horses …   English World dictionary

  • Hackamore — A hackamore is a type of headgear for a horse which does not have a bit. Instead, it has a special type of noseband that works on pressure points on the horse s face, nose, and chin. Hackamores are most often seen in western riding and other… …   Wikipedia

  • Hackamore — Gebisslose Zäumungen sind in der Ausbildung junger Pferde und beim Reiten im Maul hart gewordener Pferde Alternativen zu konventioneller Zäumung auf Trense. Außerdem finden sie unter anderem Verwendung bei Wanderreitern, da man das Pferd ohne ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hackamore — noun /ˈhækəmɔː/ a kind of bridle with no bit , 1992: Before they could agree or disagree he’d hauled the horse around by the hackamore and was pounding off up the track. Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses …   Wiktionary

  • hackamore — (jáquima [xákima] < Arabic sakima halter )    California: 1850. A headstall or rope halter with reins and a lead rope. It may also be constructed of rawhide or horsehair. Adams describes it as a headpiece similar to a bridle with a bosal in… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • hackamore — /hak euh mawr , mohr /, n. 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 esp. for breaking horses. [1840 50 …   Universalium

  • hackamore — n. looped bridle (for a horse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hackamore — [ hakəmɔ:] noun a bridle which exerts pressure on the horse s nose. Origin C19: perh. from Sp. jaquima, earlier xaquima halter …   English new terms dictionary

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