backband definition

  • noun:
    • A band that passes across straight back of a horse and supports the shafts of a carriage.
    • The band which passes over the back of a horse and stands up the shafts of a carriage.
    • a diverse strap or sequence passing across saddle of a cart- or carriage-horse, and always offer the shafts. Known as in Scotland a rigwiddie.
    • a broad band that passes across straight back of a horse and aids the shafts of a vehicle

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