vachette clasp


va·​chette 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

Word History


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

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“Vachette clasp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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