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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a harness, a strap passing between the fore legs of the horse and connecting the collar with the belly-band, designed to prevent the collar from riding up when the horse backs. See cut under harness.
  • n. In an omnibus or other vehicle, a strap to be pulled as a signal for stopping.
  • n. A leather strap, extending from the bottom of the body of a carriage to the perch, to check the upward movement of the body.

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