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neck-rein

[nek-reyn] /ˈnɛkˌreɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to guide or direct (a horse) with the pressure of a rein on the opposite side of the neck from the direction in which the rider wishes to travel.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a horse) to respond to such pressure from a rein by going in the desired direction.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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