[ lat-i-goh ]

noun,plural lat·i·gos, lat·i·goes.
  1. a leather strap on the saddletree of a Western saddle used to tighten and secure the cinch.

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

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

How to use latigo in a sentence

  • I asked sharply, and MacRae flung the same query over one shoulder as he fumbled at the tight-drawn latigo-knot.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • She asked him to loop her latigo, which was trailing, and his hand shook as he fumbled with the leather strap.

    'Me-Smith' | Caroline Lockhart
  • To thrust the broad latigo through the rings, jerk it tight, and fasten it securely was the work of an instant.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
  • When Brower had made fast the latigo, the horse—as such dispirited animals often do—heaved a deep sigh.

    The Killer | Stewart Edward White
  • She continued to work with the saddle, lacing the latigo strings and tightening the cinches.

    The Trail to Yesterday | Charles Alden Seltzer