from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rein for a horse; a checkrein.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A checkrein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horse's head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rein by which the head of a horse is held up in driving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position


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