- See mecate
Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. Robert N. Smead. 2013.
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mecate — (Sp. model spelled same [mekáte] < Nahuatl mécatl rope or cord < metl maguey ) California: 1849. According to Blevins, a rope made of horsehair or maguey used for leading and tethering horses, or as reins with a hackamore. The DRAE… … Vocabulario Vaquero