from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A clip or clasp on the dashboard of a carriage, to hold the reins when the driver has alighted.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word rein-holder.
AL NATH, or NATH γ _Aurigæ_, and β _Tauri_, "the heel of the rein-holder," the "butter" _i. e._ the "horn."
A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott 1904
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.