- 1 (also snaffle bit) (On a bridle) a simple bit, typically a jointed one, used with a single set of reins.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- To learn the two track maneuver, use a martingale or a snaffle bit with draw reins to encourage the horse to flex through the poll and keep his head still.
- If she got a little strung out, or she leaned a little on the snaffle bit, I simply applied a half-halt as if I was aboard a hunter or dressage horse and I had my perfect little jog.
- Only after the horse and human have progressed beyond the teaching phase the snaffle bit is introduced.
- 1.1 (also snaffle bridle) A bridle with a snaffle bit.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The horse should be fitted with a snaffle bridle, cavesson, roller or saddle, side reins and protection on all four legs, either boots or securely fitted bandages.
- These horsemen rode with short stirrups, in snaffle bridles with a loose rein, in an uncollected, free forward manner that was the exact opposite of the extreme collection of the Continental riding school, with its emphasis on curb bits.
- Notice the preponderance of single-rein snaffle bridles.
verbo[with object] British • informal Volver al principio
- Take (something) for oneself, typically quickly or without permission: shall we snaffle some of Bernard’s sherry?Más ejemplos en oraciones
steal, thieve, rob, take, purloin, help oneself to, abscond with, run off with, carry off; pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate• informal walk off/away with, run away/off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, ‘liberate’, ‘borrow’, filch, snitchAustralian • informal snavelWest Indian • informal tief• archaic crib, hook
- If anyone has forgotten to pack their white shirt - a not uncommon occurrence, one member of the orchestra says - they have quickly snaffled a replacement.
- More than half the tickets were quickly snaffled by Lions supporters.
- But what about Jeremy Paxman's book, Friends in High Places, that showed the best jobs are snaffled by those from public schools and elite universities?
mid 16th century (denoting a bridle bit): probably from Low German or Dutch; compare with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snavel 'beak, mouth'. The verb (mid 19th century) is perhaps a different word.