- a strap that passes under a horse's throat and helps to hold a bridle or halter in place.
Origin of throatlatch
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Examples from the Web for throatlatch
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
The throatlatch should admit four fingers between it and the throat.