Definitions for Reinreɪn

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  1. rein(noun)

    one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

  2. rein(verb)

    any means of control

    "he took up the reins of government"

  3. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein(verb)

    control and direct with or as if by reins

    "rein a horse"

  4. rein, rein in(verb)

    stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

    "They reined in in front of the post office"

  5. rein, rein in(verb)

    stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

    "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"

  6. rule, harness, rein(verb)

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rein(noun)

    the strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse

  2. Rein(noun)

    hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing; government; restraint

  3. Rein(verb)

    to govern or direct with the reins; as, to rein a horse one way or another

  4. Rein(verb)

    to restrain; to control; to check

  5. Rein(verb)

    to be guided by reins

  6. Origin: [F. rne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr. L. retinere to hold back. See Retain.]

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  1. Rein

    Reins are items of horse tack, used to direct a horse or other animal used for riding or driving. Reins can be made of leather, nylon, metal, or other materials, and attach to a bridle via either its bit or its noseband.

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