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  Definition of rein
  1. one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  2. any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"
  3. keep in check; "rule one''s temper"
  4. stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
  5. stop or slow up one''s horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
  6. control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
Similar Words: rule, harness, rein in, draw rein

 

Hyponyms: bearing rein, checkrein, leading rein, pull

 

Part Meronyms: bridle

 

Derivational Morphology: rein in, harness, draw rein, rule

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: teugel   Finnish: ohja  
French: rêne   Frisian: leie  
German: Zügel   Ido: reino  
Polish: lejce   Russian: вожжа  
Spanish: rienda   Swedish: tygel  
 
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