mecate

noun
me·​ca·​te | \məˈkätē\
plural -s

Definition of mecate 

1 West : a rope usually of horsehair that is used for leading or tying or as hackamore reins

2 : an old unit of land area formerly used in the Yucatan region equal to about 400 square meters or ¹/₁₀ acre

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History and Etymology for mecate

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope

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