Definition of Snaffle

1. Noun. A simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb.

Exact synonyms: Snaffle Bit
Generic synonyms: Bit



2. Verb. Get hold of or seize quickly and easily. "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
Exact synonyms: Grab, Snap Up
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Hog
Derivative terms: Grab

3. Verb. Fit or restrain with a snaffle. "Snaffle a horse"
Generic synonyms: Bridle

Definition of Snaffle

1. n. A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in the part to be placed in the mouth, and rings and cheek pieces at the ends, but having no curb; -- called also snaffle bit.

2. v. t. To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle.

Definition of Snaffle

1. Noun. A broad-mouthed, loose-ringed bit ''(metal in a horse's mouth)''. It brings pressure to bear on the tongue and bars and corners of the mouth. Often used as a training bit. ¹

2. Verb. to put on, or control with, a snaffle ¹

3. Verb. to grab or seize; to snap up ¹

4. Verb. (informal) to purloin, or obtain by devious means ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snaffle

1. to obtain by devious means [v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snaffle

snackery
snackette
snackettes
snackfood
snackfoods
snacking
snackless
snacklike
snackmaker
snackmakers
snacks
snacktime
snacktimes
snacky
snacot
snaffle (current term)
snaffle bit
snaffle up
snaffled
snaffler
snafflers
snaffles
snaffling
snafu
snafued
snafuing
snafus
snag
snagged
snagger

Literary usage of Snaffle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horse in the Stable and the Field: his Varieties, Management in Health by J. H. Walsh (1892)
"In defining the snaffle, it may be described as consisting of a ring on each side the mouth to which the rein is attached, connected together by one or two ..."

2. The Horse, in the Stable and the Field: His Varieties, Management in Health by John Henry Walsh (1888)
"The plain snaffle. 2. The twisted snaffle. 3. The snaffle with double mouthpiece. 4. The chain snaffle. 5. The double-jointed snaffle. 6. ..."

3. Riding and Driving by Edward Lowell Anderson, Price Collier, T. Suffern Tailer (1905)
"With the snaffle the rider may raise or depress the forehand, freshen and relieve the mouth of the horse occasionally from the restraint of the curb-bit, ..."

4. Riding: on the Flat and Across Country: A Guide to Practical Horsemanship by Matthew Horace Hayes (1882)
"Against this trick, twisted, double-mouthed snaffles, or a. snaffle with a curb chain or twine twisted round it, may be used. We often find a tight noseband ..."

5. Riding by Robert Weir, J. Moray Brown (1891)
"The reins should be sufficiently short to feel the horse's mouth, and he should be kept up to his work, so as not to allow him to lean on the snaffle. ..."

6. Equitation by Henry L. de Bussigny (1922)
"The trainer, holding as before the two snaffle reins, makes very light ... When the lower jaw is depressed squarely at the effect of the snaffle, ..."

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