Try Our Apps
The saddest words
verb (used with object)
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)
(of a horse) to respond to such pressure from a rein by going in the desired direction.
First recorded in
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
14 Quotes for Daily Inspiration
15 Powerful Quotes about Language
All in One Basket: 8 Eggcentric...
12 Quotes Book Lovers Can Relate to
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Nearby words for neck-rein
neck and neck
neck of the woods