ter·​ret ˈter-ət How to pronounce terret (audio)
: one of the rings on the top of a harness pad through which the reins pass

Word History


alteration of Middle English toret, turret half-ring, eyelet, from Anglo-French turette, diminutive of tur circuit, ring — more at turn

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terret was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Terret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terret. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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