from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rope or rawhide halter with a wide band that can be lowered over a horse's eyes, used in breaking horses to a bridle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a kind of bridle with no bit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, -- used for leading or tieing a pack animal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of halter with a nose-piece that can be tightened, so that it may serve instead of the head-piece of a bridle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Spanish jáquima ‘halter’. (Wiktionary)