vachette clasp

noun

va·​chette clasp
(ˈ)va¦shet-
: 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

Etymology

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 27 Nov. 2022.

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