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ha·mal

also ham·mal  (hə-mäl′)
n.
A porter or bearer in certain Muslim countries.

[Arabic ḥammāl, from ḥamala, to carry; see x̣ml in Semitic roots.]

hamal

(həˈmɑːl) ,

hammal

or

hamaul

n
(in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant
[from Arabic hamala to carry]

ha•mal

or ham•mal

(həˈmɑl, -ˈmɔl)

n.
(esp. in the Middle East) a porter.
[1960–65; < Arabic ḥammāl porter, carrier]
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