either of two curved pieces lying upon the collar in the harness of an animal, to which the traces are fastened.
(Irish, informal) make a hames of, to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal
a Scot word for home
noun 1. a loop or short leather strap attaching a trace to a hame.
[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈmɛts; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ mɪts/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a food forbidden for use by Jews during the festival of Passover, especially a baked food, as bread or cake, made with leaven or a leavening agent. 2. a dish, kitchen utensil, or the like used in preparing or […]
noun ham, hambone Related Terms ham joint [1882+; fr a minstrel song of 1887, ”The Hamfat Man,” having to do with a second-rate actor, and the use of ham fat as greasepaint to remove makeup]
noun A large fist, big as a ham: His huge hamfist had landed me a vicious blow (1920s+)