lat·​i·​go ˈla-ti-ˌgō How to pronounce latigo (audio)
plural latigos also latigoes
chiefly Western US
: a long strap on a saddletree of a western saddle to adjust the cinch

Word History


Spanish látigo

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latigo was in 1873

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“Latigo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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