from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quilted pad worn under the round horse-collar to protect the horse's shoulder from injury.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Once in a while the old man looked at me puzzled and searching, but I didn't know him from a sweat-pad, and just paid strict attention to being dumb.
Collins ripped off the silver band and tore out the sweat-pad.
For sewed to the inside of the discolored sweat-pad was a little strip of silk.