A. strap for restraining the movements of a horse's head XVI;
B. (naut.) rope for guying down the jib-boom XVIII;
C. doubling the stake when losing at cards XIX. — F. martingale in chausse à la m. kind of hose fastening at the back, which has been derived from modPr. martegalo, fem. of martegal inhabitant of Martigue in Provence.
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