checkrein

[ chek-reyn ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌreɪn /

noun

a short rein passing from the bit to the saddle of a harness, to prevent the horse from lowering its head.Compare overcheck(def 2), sidecheck.
a short rein joining the bit of one of a span of horses to the driving rein of the other.

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Origin of checkrein

First recorded in 1800–10; check1 + rein
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British Dictionary definitions for checkrein

checkrein
/ (ˈtʃɛkˌreɪn) /

noun

the usual US word for bearing rein
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