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Definition of "snaffle" []

  • A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint. (noun)
  • To put on or control with a snaffle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snaffle" in a sentence
  • "The top rein ring is located next to the mouthpiece, as in a snaffle, and the rein that attaches to it is thus called the snaffle rein."
  • "He muttered something that a snaffle was the safest bit a sinner could place faith in -- assumed the mantle of prophecy -- foretold, as it would appear, troublous times to be in rapid advent -- and inculcated that faith should be placed in heaven, and powder kept very dry."
  • "If the snaffle is to be the predominant bit, its reins should be on the outside, and the curb-reins slack."