hame


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hame

 (hām)
n.
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 Indo-European roots.]

hame

(heɪm)
n
(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]

hame

(hem)
n, adv
a Scot word for home

hame

(heɪm)

n.
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]

Hame

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse
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Jennet Clouston and mony mair that he has harried out of house and hame.
Belyve,* the elder bairns come drapping in, At service out, amang the farmers roun'; Some ca' the pleugh, some herd, some tentie** rin A cannie*** errand to a neebor town: Their eldest hope, their Jenny, woman grown, In youthfu' bloom, love sparkling in her e'e Comes hame, perhaps, to show a braw new gown, Or deposite her sair-won penny-fee,*** To help her parents dear, if they in hardship be.
Hame is not expected to give Brodie too much trouble, which is hardly surprising when such a big contest is around the corner, but it does not exactly make tonight's bout a betting heat.