Bearing rein

Bearing rein
Bearing rein Bear"ing rein` A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horse's head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein. [1913 Webster]

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  • bearing rein — n. CHECKREIN …   English World dictionary

  • Bearing rein — This article is about the part of a harness. For other uses, see riding aids. A modern harness with an overcheck rein, visible along the neck of the horse A bearing rein, known today as an overcheck or a checkrein, is a piece of horse tack that… …   Wikipedia

  • bearing rein — Checkrein Check rein , n. 1. A short rein looped over the check hook to prevent a horse from lowering his head; called also a {bearing rein}. [1913 Webster] 2. A branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a span or pair with the bit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearing rein — noun a rein designed to keep the horse s head in the desired position • Syn: ↑checkrein • Hypernyms: ↑rein …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearing rein — noun a fixed rein which causes a horse to raise its head and arch its neck …   English new terms dictionary

  • bearing rein — bear′ing rein n. checkrein 1) • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • bearing rein — /ˈbɛərɪŋ reɪn/ (say bairring rayn) noun a short rein attached to the saddle of a harness to prevent a horse from lowering its head …  

  • bearing-rein —   n. rein that compels horse to arch its neck …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bearing rein — noun Date: 1794 checkrein 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bearing rein — checkrein (def. 1). [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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