checkrein

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noun check·rein \-ˌrān\

Definition of checkrein

  1. 1 :  a short rein looped over a hook on the saddle of a harness to prevent a horse from lowering its head

  2. 2 :  a branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a pair with the bit of the other

First Known Use of checkrein

1786

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