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

  • n. One of the metal rings on a harness through which the reins pass.
  • n. A ring on an animal's collar, used for attaching a leash.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the round loops or rings on a harness-pad through which the driving-reins pass. See cuts under harness and pad-tree.

Etymologies

Middle English teret, variant of toret, from Old French, diminutive of tour, tor, a round; see tour.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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