[ ter-it ]
/ ˈtɛr ɪt /


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

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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British Dictionary definitions for terret

/ (ˈtɛrɪt) /


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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