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Alteration of Middle English toret, turret (half-ring, eyelet), from Anglo-Norman turette, diminutive of Old French tur (circuit, ring). More at turn.


terret (plural terrets)

  1. One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 23[1]
      She had a good idea of what was coming, and the moment York took the rein off the terret in order to shorten it, she took her opportunity, and reared up so suddenly, that York had his nose roughly hit, and his hat knocked off

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for terret in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)





  1. third-person singular present active indicative of terreō