latigo

noun
lat·​i·​go | \ ˈla-ti-ˌgō How to pronounce latigo (audio) \
plural latigos also latigoes

Definition of latigo

chiefly Western US
: a long strap on a saddletree of a western saddle to adjust the cinch

First Known Use of latigo

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latigo

Spanish látigo

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“Latigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latigo. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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