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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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.
Jennet Clouston and mony mair that he has harried out of house and hame.
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.