latigo

noun

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

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Latigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latigo. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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