plural -s
West : a rope usually of horsehair that is used for leading or tying or as hackamore reins
: an old unit of land area formerly used in the Yucatan region equal to about 400 square meters or ¹/₁₀ acre

Word History


Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mecatl cord, rope

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“Mecate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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