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A halter designed for directing a horse by pressure on the nose rather than by a bit, used especially in breaking horses to a bridle.
[Alteration of Spanish jáquima, halter, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic šakīma, bit of a bridle, from šakama, to bridle; see śkm in Semitic roots.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) US and NZ a rope or rawhide halter used for unbroken foals
[C19: by folk etymology from Spanish jáquima headstall, from Old Spanish xaquima, from Arabic shaqīmah]
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hack•a•more(ˈhæk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr)
a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
[1840–50, Amer.; alter. (by folk etym.) of Sp jáquima headstall < Arabic shaqīmah]
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|Noun||1.||hackamore - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading|
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
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