throatlatch

noun
throat·​latch | \ ˈthrōt-ˌlach How to pronounce throatlatch (audio) \

Definition of throatlatch

1 : a strap of a bridle or halter passing under a horse's throat
2 : the part of a horse's throat around which the throatlatch passes — see horse illustration

First Known Use of throatlatch

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Throatlatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throatlatch. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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