Definitions for: Snaffle

[n] a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb
[v] fit or restrain with a snaffle, as of horses
[v] get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

Webster (1913) Definition: Snaf"fle, n. [D. snavel a beak, bill, snout; akin to
G. schnabel, OHG. snabul,. sneb, snebbe, OFries. snavel
mouth, Dan. & Sw. snabel beak, bill, Lith. snapas, and to E.
snap, v. See Snap, and cf. Neb.]
A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in the part to be placed
in the mouth, and rings and cheek pieces at the ends, but
having no curb; -- called also snaffle bit.

Snaf"fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snaffled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Snaffling.]
To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle;
to bridle.

Synonyms: grab, snaffle bit, snap up

See Also: bit, bridle, hog, take

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