Definitions for hackamoreˈhæk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hack•a•moreˈhæk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr(n.)
a simple looped bridle, by means of which controlling pressure is exerted on the nose of a horse, used chiefly in breaking colts.
Origin of hackamore:
1840–50, Amer.; alter. (by folk etym.) of Sp jáquima headstall < Ar shaqīmah
rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
a kind of bridle with no bit
Origin: Perhaps from Spanish jáquima ‘halter’.
a halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, -- used for leading or tieing a pack animal