mecate

noun

me·​ca·​te
məˈkätē
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

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope

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“Mecate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mecate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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