terret

noun
ter·​ret | \ ˈter-ət How to pronounce terret (audio) \

Definition of terret

: one of the rings on the top of a harness pad through which the reins pass

First Known Use of terret

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terret

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

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“Terret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terret. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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