hackamore

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

Definition of hackamore

: 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

First Known Use of hackamore

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hackamore

by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima bridle

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“Hackamore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hackamore. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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