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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A leather strap designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position.

Usage examples (8)
  • He smiled as he reined the horse around a deep puddle in the road, leading mine by the checkrein after him.
  • It would disperse when Delp brought in reinforcements, but it had accomplished its purpose-to break up the formation and checkrein the seaward movement.
  • Nature drives by two reins, and one is a checkrein.
  • "She needs a checkrein," he declared, "an 'she needs it bad," a remark which so incensed Patrolman McDonogh that Sedyard decided to explain: for more
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