ca·​bes·​tro | \ kəˈbe(ˌ)strō; -bre(ˌ)stō, -tə \
plural -s

Definition of cabestro

: a rope of hair used especially as a lasso or tether

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First Known Use of cabestro

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabestro

American Spanish, from Spanish, halter, from Latin capistrum, from capere to take

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“Cabestro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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