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martingale

Noun

1 a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head
2 spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat [syn: dolphin striker]

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English

Noun

  1. A piece of harness used on a horse to keep it from raising its head above a desired point.
  2. A spar, or piece of rigging that strengthens the bowsprit.
  3. A gambling strategy in which one doubles the stake after each loss.
  4. A strap attached to the sword handle, preventing a sword being dropped if disarmed.

Synonyms

Translations

bowsprit strengthening

Extensive Definition

Martingale can refer to:
martingale in Swedish: Martingal
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