checkrein

noun
check·​rein | \ ˈchek-ˌrān How to pronounce checkrein (audio) \

Definition of checkrein

1 : a short rein looped over a hook on the saddle of a harness to prevent a horse from lowering its head
2 : a branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a pair with the bit of the other

Examples of checkrein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The checkreins Buchanan and Tullock refer to would be embedded in a constitution designed to prevent precisely such action. Alan Wolfe, New Republic, "Rules for Radicals," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of checkrein

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Checkrein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkrein. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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