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bearing rein

  1. checkrein(def 1).
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Origin of bearing rein

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples of bearing rein

  • As for the bearing-rein, here again the question is one of use.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson

  • Dunstable was also a sweet boy, but he, too, objected to the bearing-rein.

    The White Feather

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • As foolish as we are in that way, the bearing-rein is used in the States.

  • As in Egypt there are no traces visible; two driving-reins are attached to each horse, but the bearing-rein seems to be unknown.

  • But on examining into this mode of fixing the head, it will be found to operate on a different principle from the bearing-rein.

British Dictionary definitions for bearing rein

bearing rein

  1. mainly British a rein from the bit to the saddle, designed to keep the horse's head in the desired positionUsual US word: checkrein
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