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throatlatch

[throht-lach]
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noun
  1. a strap that passes under a horse's throat and helps to hold a bridle or halter in place.

Origin of throatlatch

First recorded in 1785–95; throat + latch
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Examples from the Web for throatlatch

Historical Examples

  • At once the old man released the bridle and readjusted the throatlatch.

    The Heritage of the Hills

    Arthur P. Hankins

  • Now the black neck was straight and taut, flatcapped by the slim ears that lay close to the throatlatch.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • The Ghost is creeping up again, wearing down horse after horse, finally reaching tna's throatlatch.

    Cape of Storms

    Percival Pollard

  • The throatlatch should admit four fingers between it and the throat.