Snaffle meaning

snăfəl
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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To put on or control with a snaffle.
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A bit, usually light and jointed, attached to a bridle and having no curb.
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To fit with or control by a snaffle.
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(brit., informal) To purloin or snitch.
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A broad-mouthed, loose-ringed bit (metal in a horse's mouth). It brings pressure to bear on the tongue and bars and corners of the mouth. Often used as a training bit.
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(figuratively) Decorative wear that looks like a snaffle.
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To put on, or control with, a snaffle.
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To grab or seize; to snap up.
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(informal) To purloin, or obtain by devious means.
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Origin of snaffle

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition