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hackamore Line breaks: hacka|more
Pronunciation: /ˈhakəmɔː/

Definition of hackamore in English:


A bridle without a bit, operating by exerting pressure on the horse’s nose.
Example sentences
  • When we tried her out she was riding with a hackamore.
  • Much of the program is taught to the human and the horse using a rope halter and rope hackamore.
  • The no bit bridle from the equestrian company, is not hackamore based.


Mid 19th century: perhaps from Spanish jaquima, earlier xaquima 'halter'.

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