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latigo

[lat-i-goh] /ˈlæt ɪˌgoʊ/
noun, plural latigos, latigoes.
1.
a leather strap on the saddletree of a Western saddle used to tighten and secure the cinch.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; < Spanish látigo whip, cinch strap, perhaps < Gothic *laittug; compare Old English lāttēh leading rein, equivalent to lād- lead1 + tēh, tēah tie
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