1. One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse (synset 104079663)
  2. Any means of control (synset 105204842)
    "he took up the reins of government"
  1. Control and direct with or as if by reins (synset 202447602)
    "rein a horse"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. Keep in check (synset 200235558)
    "rule one's temper"

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