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checkrein

[chek-reyn] /ˈtʃɛkˌreɪn/
noun
1.
a short rein passing from the bit to the saddle of a harness, to prevent the horse from lowering its head.
Compare overcheck (def 2), sidecheck.
2.
a short rein joining the bit of one of a span of horses to the driving rein of the other.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; check1 + rein
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  • What the twentieth century requires is the checkrein, not the goad.
British Dictionary definitions for checkrein

checkrein

/ˈtʃɛkˌreɪn/
noun
1.
the usual US word for bearing rein
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