vachette clasp

noun
va·​chette clasp | \ (ˈ)va¦shet- \

Definition of vachette clasp

: a piece of strong steel wire with the ends curved and pointed used on toe or quarter cracks of a horse's hoof to bind the edges together and facilitate healing

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History and Etymology for vachette clasp

vachette probably from French, cowhide leather (used for ligatures), literally, small cow, from vache cow + -ette

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“Vachette clasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vachette%20clasp. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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