from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
- transitive v. To put on or control with a snaffle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A broad-mouthed, loose-ringed bit (metal in a horse's mouth). It brings pressure to bear on the tongue and bars and corners of the mouth. Often used as a training bit.
- v. to put on, or control with, a snaffle
- v. to grab or seize; to snap up
- v. to purloin, or obtain by devious means
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in the part to be placed in the mouth, and rings and cheek pieces at the ends, but having no curb; -- called also snaffle bit.
- transitive v. To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridle consisting of a slender bit-mouth with a single rein and without a curb; a snaffle-bit.
- To bridle; hold or manage with a bridle.
- To clutch or seize by the snaffle.
- To speak through the nose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get hold of or seize quickly and easily
- n. a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb
- v. fit or restrain with a snaffle
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)