neck-rein

neck-rein
/nek"rayn'/, v.t.
1. to guide or direct (a horse) with the pressure of a rein on the opposite side of the neck from the direction in which the rider wishes to travel.
v.i.
2. (of a horse) to respond to such pressure from a rein by going in the desired direction.
[1925-30]

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