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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
A number of the immorally rich clubbed together and presented it to the nation; and two of the richly immoral intend to snaffle it for themselves.
The quaintly named Snaffles is part of a working farm in the village of Frant (just over the border in East Sussex) and the front door opens directly on to the stable yard.
Blessy-ourpinksox beat subsequent Newbury winner Fermion when landing a 1m1f Listed event at the Curragh last month when Hovering, who has run poorly since, finished third and Mrs Snaffles was ninth.
All ponies are ridden in simple snaffles - without the need for whips or spurs.
McGregor delivers a lively vocal performance as the diminutive hero and Gervais predictably snaffles most of the best one-liners.
Snaffles Blue concludes: ``I don't much feel like picking up a newspaper which only ever endorses its own agenda, and which supported the Conservative party during some of the most excruciating times in living memory.
Born in 1884, Snaffles became synonymous with equestrian art by the late 1920s and ten years later was noted as one of Britain's finest artists of the military and sport.
An auction will be held of work by Charlie Johnson Payne, better known as Snaffles, who was born in the town in 1884.
And then I saw her - this terribly posh woman who rides her bike up and down our street waiting for people to chuck out stuff which she promptly snaffles for her own place.