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1. The strap of a harness that passes behind a draft animal's haunches.
2. The short wool or hair on the rump and hind legs of a sheep, goat, or dog.
1. part of a set of cart harness. A broad strap running horizontally across the backs of the thighs and attached in front to the shafts. Essential in the backing of the vehicle.
2. The longer hair at the caudal thighs of dogs.