Definition of romal in US English:

romal

(also ramole, ramal)

noun

US, South-Western
  • A type of long-handled braided whip or quirt attached to a pair of reins, traditionally used in driving cattle. Now frequently attributive.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Perry (Iowa) Daily Chief. From Spanish ramal branch, strand, strip, (in equestrian or animal husbandry use) lash from rama branch, stick + -al.

Pronunciation

romal

/rəˈmal/