Meaning of rein

rein

Pronunciation: (rān), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to check or guide (a horse or other animal) by exerting pressure on a bridle bit by means of the reins.
  2. to curb; restrain; control.
—v.i.
  1. to obey the reins: a horse that reins well.
  2. to rein a horse or other animal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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