Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a strap used to tighten a cinch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A strap for tightening a saddle girth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strap for tightening a saddle-girth.

Etymologies

From Spanish látigo ("whip"), from Catalan or Portuguese látego ("whip"), probably from Gothic *𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍄𐌿𐌲 (laittug), cognate with Old English lāttēh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She finished adjusting the latigo strap on her own horse and turned back to the Jenkins.

    Total War

  • After maneuvering around the corral several times, Ted managed to dodge the flying hoofs long enough to slip the saddle and tie the latigo.

    Ted Strong in Montana With Lariat and Spur

  • With the reins in his teeth, he worked loose the latigo and cinch, taking care not to trip the speeding horse.

    Kid Wolf of Texas

  • I asked sharply, and MacRae flung the same query over one shoulder as he fumbled at the tight-drawn latigo-knot.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • "Tough luck," he remarked, as he adjusted the latigo strap.

    The Gold Girl

  • While beneath the legend was depicted a fat, vermilion clad cowboy mounted upon a tarantula-bodied, ass-eared horse of pink, in the act of hurling a cable-like rope which by some prodigy of dexterity was made to describe three double-bows and a latigo knot before its loop managed to poise in mid-air above the head of a rabbit-sized baby-blue steer whose horns exceeded in length the pair of Texas monstrosities that graced the doorway.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • Endicott pressed the outstretched hand with a mighty grip and turned swiftly away to fumble at his latigo strap.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • Swinging from the saddle he threw the stirrup over the seat and became immediately absorbed in the readjustment of his latigo strap.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • The girl glanced around and saw that Don Mike was busy with the latigo, so she leaned down, drew her arm around the astounded Conway's neck, and implanted on his ruddy, bristly cheek a kiss as soft -- so Bill

    The Pride of Palomar

  • He makes tighter the saddle; he is tying those latigo and he have the head bent leetle hit while he pull those latigo through the ring.

    The Pride of Palomar

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