Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having, or not governed by, reins.
  • adj. Not checked or restrained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not having, or not governed by, reins; hence, not checked or restrained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without rein; without restraint; unchecked.

Etymologies

rein +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For economic performance, appropriate economic programs, and, most of all, reducing reinless corruption are the key.

    Would Women Prevent Bangladesh's Descent to Islamism?

  • And they fled, scattering — lo! with reinless speed

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Apart from this, Washington was holding the reinless tightly on his impatience.

    Washington

  • The reinless steed galloping on, with rider directing its tail, was ludicrous enough to behold.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • Erichaetes son of Lycaon, the one when his reinless horse stumbling had flung him to the ground, the other as they met on foot.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Gaetulian towns, a race unconquerable in war; the reinless Numidian riders and the grim Syrtis hem thee in; on this lies a thirsty tract of desert, swept by the raiders of Barca.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Had he fallen asleep and reinless fancy had played him the fantastic trick, from which, cramped and dazed, he had just awakened to the old sweet reality.

    Merely Mary Ann

  • He had fallen asleep and reinless fancy had played him the fantastic trick, from which, cramped and dazed, he had just awakened to the old sweet reality.

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes

  • Not even the recurring doubt and fear that hollowness was at the heart of it all, for that God could not mean such reinless gladness, prevented the truth of the present joy from sinking deep into the lad's heart.

    Robert Falconer

  • And they fled, scattering -- lo! with reinless speed

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 1

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