One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse (synset 104079663)
hypernym: strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in positionhyponym:part meronym: bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
Any means of control (synset 105204842)
"he took up the reins of government"hypernym: control - power to direct or determine
Control and direct with or as if by reins (synset 202447602)
"rein a horse"
Stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins (synset 201866076)
"They reined in in front of the post office"domain category: driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animalsynonym: rein in
Stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins (synset 201862348)
"He reined in his horses in front of the post office"hypernym: stop - cause to stophyponym: pull - rein in to keep from winning a racesynonym: rein in
Keep in check (synset 200235558)
"rule one's temper"
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