honda

noun hon·da \ˈhändə\
variants: less commonly

hondo

\-n(ˌ)dō\

Definition of honda

plural

-s

  1. :  a metal, knotted, or spliced eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a running noose or lasso

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Origin and Etymology of honda

Spanish honda sling, from Latin funda, perhaps from Greek sphendonē


First Known Use: 1887


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of honda


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