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One of two curved wooden or metal pieces of a harness, usually padded, that form a collar around the neck of a draft animal and to which the traces are attached.
[Middle English, from Middle Dutch; see tkei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Agriculture) either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal
[C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod]
a Scot word for home
either of two curved pieces lying upon the collar in the harness of an animal, to which the traces are fastened.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch]
One of two pieces of curved tubular steel or iron-bound wood that fitted around a harness collar and to which a trace was attached. Sometimes, for decoration, the top of the hame terminated in a flattened brass ball about two inches in diameter.
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|Noun||1.||hame - stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces|
collar - a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it