hack·​a·​more ˈha-kə-ˌmȯr How to pronounce hackamore (audio)
: 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

Word History


by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima bridle

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hackamore was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Hackamore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hackamore. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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