Terret meaning

tĕrĭt
One of the metal rings on a harness through which the reins pass.
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A ring on an animal's collar, used for attaching a leash.
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A ring for attaching a chain or leash, as on a dog collar.
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Any of the rings on a harness, through which the reins pass.
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One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.
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Origin of terret

  • Middle English teret variant of toret from Old French diminutive of tour, tor a round tour

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