Definition of Hackamore

1. Noun. Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading.

Exact synonyms: Halter
Group relationships: Harness
Generic synonyms: Headgear



Definition of Hackamore

1. n. A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, -- used for leading or tieing a pack animal.

Definition of Hackamore

1. Noun. a kind of bridle with no bit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hackamore

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hackamore

hack-and-slash
hack-driver
hack driver
hack into
hack it
hack job
hack off
hack on
hack saw
hack saws
hack squat
hack squats
hack writer
hackability
hackable
hackamore (current term)
hackamores
hackaround
hackarounds
hackathon
hackathons
hackberries
hackberry
hackbolt
hackbolts
hackbuss
hackbusses
hackbut
hackbuts
hacked

Literary usage of Hackamore

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1. The Training and Breaking of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1918)
"To make an Indian hackamore, take a soft, three-eighths inch rope about ... This completes the hackamore bridle as made by some, while others pass the ..."

2. The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the by Philip Ashton Rollins (1922)
"... ITS VARIOUS FORMS AND THEIR NAMES—COW HORSE—hackamore—GHOST CORD—TWITCH FROM the saddle's horn usually hung the so-called "quirt" (from Mexican "cuarta ..."

3. Handbook for Rangers & Woodsmen by Jay Laird Burgess Taylor (1916)
"hackamore.—This is merely a variety of light, strong halter used chiefly in ... The hackamore shown in Fig. 3 is of rawhide with a double-looped bozal, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1879)
"more-hackamore. These manifestly form a single riddle, which should run ... -hackamore, on the king's kitchen floor, All the king's horses and all the ..."

5. Dialect Notes by American Dialect Society (1896)
"In the indication of the pronunciation (hackamore) the letter before r was ... Farmer has hackamore, and both hackamore (marked " origin obscure") and ..."

6. Polo by T. B. Drybrough (1898)
"The colts to be broken are generally caught as 3-year-olds, and in Mexico are ridden for about a year in a ' hackamore ' or halter made of horsehair, ..."

7. Polo by T. B. Drybrough (1898)
"The colts to be broken are generally caught as 3-year-olds, and in Mexico are ridden for about a year in a ' hackamore ' or halter made of horsehair, ..."

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