verb (used with object), snaf·fled, snaf·fling.
Origin of snaffle1
Definition for snaffle (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), snaf·fled, snaf·fling. British Informal.
Origin of snaffle2
Examples from the Web for snaffle
Busy with curb and snaffle reins, head bent, into her oval face a tint of color crept.The Green Mouse|Robert W. Chambers
Yet in that culinary maelstrom even Snaffle disowned either responsibility or complicity.Lanier of the Cavalry|Charles King
The lady should perform her first lessons with a snaffle bridle, holding the reins in both hands, and without a stirrup.The Young Lady's Equestrian Manual|Anonymous
I noticed his long stirrups and the curb rein hanging loose, while he held the snaffle, and concluded he was a cavalry officer.Mr. Isaacs|F. Marion Crawford
I like to see a horse trained to be ridden with an even pressure on both curb and snaffle, as described in the chapter on hands.Riding and Driving for Women|Belle Beach
British Dictionary definitions for snaffle
Word Origin for snaffle
Word Origin and History for snaffle
"simple bridle-bit," 1530s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Dutch snavel "beak, bill;" cf. German Schnabel "beak, face," Old English nebb, Old Norse neff "beak, nose" (see neb).