vachette clasp

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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