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snaffle

snaf·fle

 (snăf′əl)
n.
A bit for a horse, typically consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
tr.v. snaf·fled, snaf·fling, snaf·fles
To put on or control with a snaffle.

[Origin unknown.]

snaffle

(ˈsnæfəl)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Also called: snaffle bit a simple jointed bit for a horse
vb (tr)
1. informal Brit to steal or take for oneself
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to equip or control with a snaffle
[C16: of uncertain origin; compare Old Frisian snavel mouth, Old High German snabul beak]

snaf•fle1

(ˈsnæf əl)

n., v. -fled, -fling. n.
1. Also called snaf′fle bit`. a bit, usu. jointed in the middle and without a curb, with a large ring at each end to which a rein and cheek strap are attached.
v.t.
2. to put a snaffle on (a horse).
3. to control with or as if with a snaffle.
[1525–35; orig. uncertain]

snaf•fle2

(ˈsnæf əl)

v.t. -fled, -fling. Brit. Informal.
to appropriate for one's own use, esp. by devious means; purloin.
[1715–25]

snaffle


Past participle: snaffled
Gerund: snaffling

Imperative
snaffle
snaffle
Present
I snaffle
you snaffle
he/she/it snaffles
we snaffle
you snaffle
they snaffle
Preterite
I snaffled
you snaffled
he/she/it snaffled
we snaffled
you snaffled
they snaffled
Present Continuous
I am snaffling
you are snaffling
he/she/it is snaffling
we are snaffling
you are snaffling
they are snaffling
Present Perfect
I have snaffled
you have snaffled
he/she/it has snaffled
we have snaffled
you have snaffled
they have snaffled
Past Continuous
I was snaffling
you were snaffling
he/she/it was snaffling
we were snaffling
you were snaffling
they were snaffling
Past Perfect
I had snaffled
you had snaffled
he/she/it had snaffled
we had snaffled
you had snaffled
they had snaffled
Future
I will snaffle
you will snaffle
he/she/it will snaffle
we will snaffle
you will snaffle
they will snaffle
Future Perfect
I will have snaffled
you will have snaffled
he/she/it will have snaffled
we will have snaffled
you will have snaffled
they will have snaffled
Future Continuous
I will be snaffling
you will be snaffling
he/she/it will be snaffling
we will be snaffling
you will be snaffling
they will be snaffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snaffling
you have been snaffling
he/she/it has been snaffling
we have been snaffling
you have been snaffling
they have been snaffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snaffling
you will have been snaffling
he/she/it will have been snaffling
we will have been snaffling
you will have been snaffling
they will have been snaffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snaffling
you had been snaffling
he/she/it had been snaffling
we had been snaffling
you had been snaffling
they had been snaffling
Conditional
I would snaffle
you would snaffle
he/she/it would snaffle
we would snaffle
you would snaffle
they would snaffle
Past Conditional
I would have snaffled
you would have snaffled
he/she/it would have snaffled
we would have snaffled
you would have snaffled
they would have snaffled

Snaffle

A Bridle bit made of two joined segments. This was the design most used for workhorse bits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snaffle - a simple jointed bit for a horsesnaffle - a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb
bit - piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
Verb1.snaffle - get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
hog - take greedily; take more than one's share
2.snaffle - fit or restrain with a snaffle; "snaffle a horse"
bridle - put a bridle on; "bridle horses"

snaffle

noun
An instrument or means of restraining:
Translations

snaffle

1 [ˈsnæfl] N (also snaffle bit) → bridón m

snaffle

2 [ˈsnæfl] VT (Brit) (= steal) → afanar, birlar

snaffle

1
n (also snaffle bit)Trense f

snaffle

2
vt (Brit inf) → sich (dat)unter den Nagel reißen (inf)

snaffle

[ˈsnæfl] n (also snaffle bit) (for horse) → filetto
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There was no check-rein, no curb, nothing but a plain ring snaffle.
Another hussar also rushed toward the horse, but Bondarenko had already thrown the reins of the snaffle bridle over the horse's head.
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The visitors got off to a flyer soon after kick-off when Sedgley's Jack Warrington slid to retrieve a through kick and juggled the ball allowing the Stourbridge forwards to snaffle it before feeding it out to Heatley who touched down.
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Gaffney said he fitted Secretariat with a special bit, called a full-cheek snaffle, that allowed him to put extra pressure on the colt's left cheek, straightening him out.