terret

[ ter-it ]
/ ˈtɛr ɪt /

noun

one of the round loops or rings on the saddle of a harness, through which the driving reins pass.

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Origin of terret

1480–90; earlier teret, unexplained variant of Middle English toret<Middle French, Old French tor ring (see tour) + -et-et
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terret
/ (ˈtɛrɪt) /

noun

either of the two metal rings on a harness saddle through which the reins are passed
the ring on a dog's collar for attaching the lead

Word Origin for terret

C15: variant of toret, from Old French, diminutive of tor loop; see tour
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