neck-rein

verb \ ˈnek-ˌrān \

Definition of neck-rein

of a saddle horse : to respond to the pressure of a rein on one side of the neck by turning in the opposite direction
: to direct (a horse) by pressures of the rein on the neck

First Known Use of neck-rein

1940

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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