Definition of terret in English:


Syllabification: ter·ret
Pronunciation: /ˈterit


  • Each of the loops or rings on a harness pad for the driving reins to pass through.
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    • Five copper alloy terrets, strap guiding rings, lay on the line of the yoke.
    • International harnesses have smaller terrets making it necessary to install the pin in the other hole.
    • Knobbed terrets are known to have a generally northern distribution of Northern England and Scotland.


late 15th century (denoting either of two rings by which a leash is attached to a hawk's jesses): from Old French touret, diminutive of tour 'a turn'.

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