bearing rein

Origin of bearing rein

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby bearing rein Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bearing rein in a sentence

  • It is a great pity to see that so many people will put the rein, called a bearing-rein, upon their horses.

    The Children's Book of London | Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • He let the breath slowly free, checked, curbed, the bearing rein upon it all the way.

    Sally Bishop | E. Temple Thurston
  • I say pranced, because she did prance, just like a thoroughbred horse chafing at the bearing rein.

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia | Mabel Barnes-Grundy
  • 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

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 position: Usual US word: checkrein

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