latigo

noun
lat·​i·​go | \ˈla-ti-ˌgō \
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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