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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.
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Also called: snaffle bit a simple jointed bit for a horse
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]
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]
v.t. -fled, -fling. Brit. Informal.
to appropriate for one's own use, esp. by devious means; purloin.
Past participle: snaffled
A Bridle bit made of two joined segments. This was the design most used for workhorse bits.
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|Noun||1.||snaffle - 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"
|Verb||1.||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"