mecate

noun me·ca·te \ məˈkätē \

Definition of mecate

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of mecate

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of mecate


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