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throatlatch

Syllabification: throat·latch
Pronunciation: /ˈTHrōtˌlaCH
 
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(also throatlash /-ˌlaSH/)

Definition of throatlatch in English:

noun

A strap passing under a horse’s throat to help keep the bridle in position.
Example sentences
  • Under jockey Pedro Alvarado, Roscoe Pito stayed at the throatlatch of Bold Texas through a quarter-mile in: 23 and a half-mile in: 47.31.
  • Also, they put such an emphasis on a fine throatlatch that I think they are making a smaller wind pipe. A big loose-hanging windpipe has a lot to do with air-exchange, which makes these horses able to gallop so well.
  • It boasts a straight collar with a throatlatch, a hidden placket with a three-button closure, and hacking pockets, giving it a distinguished vintage flair.

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