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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Origin and Etymology of mecate
Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope
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