latigo

[ lat-i-goh ]
/ ˈlæt ɪˌgoʊ /

noun, plural lat·i·gos, lat·i·goes.

a leather strap on the saddletree of a Western saddle used to tighten and secure the cinch.

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Origin of latigo

1870–75, Americanism;<Spanish látigo whip, cinch strap, perhaps <Gothic *laittug; compare Old English lāttēh leading rein, equivalent to lād-lead1 + tēh, tēahtie
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