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plural -s
: a thong usually braided and divided into two lashes and attached to the saddle or reins for use as a quirt


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variant of rumal

Word History



modification of Mexican Spanish ramal, from Spanish strand of rope, from rama branch

First Known Use


1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of romal was in 1904

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“Romal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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