neck-rein

verb
\ ˈnek-ˌrān How to pronounce neck-rein (audio) \
neck-reined; neck-reining; neck-reins

Definition of neck-rein

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: 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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“Neck-rein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neck-rein. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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