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Definition of "hame" []

  • One of the two curved wooden or metal pieces of a harness that fits around the neck of a draft animal and to which the traces are attached. (noun)
  • Either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hame" in a sentence
  • "'Come hame, come hame!' answered the _colonel_, with both accent and quantity heaped on the word _hame_."
  • "Indeed it was his custom, though Elsie had not known it, to follow every funeral going to this, his favourite churchyard of Ruthven; and, possibly in imitation of its booming, for it was still tolled at the funerals, he had given the old bell the name of _the wow_, and had translated its monotonous clangour into the articulate sounds -- _come hame, come hame_."
  • "Amidst the sounds of derision that followed him, might be heard the words frequently repeated -- "_Come hame, come hame_.""