Definitions for bridleˈbraɪd l
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headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
bridle, check, curb(verb)
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
"his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
anger or take offense
"She bridled at his suggestion to elope"
put a bridle on
respond to the reins, as of horses
The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.
A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.
To put a bridle on.
To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.
To show hostility or resentment.
Immigrant-rights and religious organizations at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives.
Origin: From bridel, from brigdilaz
the head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages
a restraint; a curb; a check
the piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc
a span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle
a mooring hawser
to put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse
to restrain, guide, or govern, with, or as with, a bridle; to check, curb, or control; as, to bridle the passions; to bridle a muse
to hold up the head, and draw in the chin, as an expression of pride, scorn, or resentment; to assume a lofty manner; -- usually with up
A bridle is a piece of equipment used to direct a horse. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, the "bridle" includes both the headstall that holds a bit that goes in the mouth of a horse, and the reins that are attached to the bit. Headgear without a bit that uses a noseband to control a horse is called a hackamore, or, in some areas, a bitless bridle. There are many different designs with many different name variations, but all use a noseband that is designed to exert pressure on sensitive areas of the animal's face to provide direction and control.
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- bridaCatalan, Valencian
- être susceptible, réagir de manière piquée, brider, bride, refrénerFrench
- srianScottish Gaelic
- սանձահարել, սանձArmenian
- brido, bridagarIdo
- hoofdstel, zich vijandig opstellen, breidelen, intomen, in bedwang houden, gepikeerd reagerenDutch
- bissel, hodelagNorwegian
- tranzelka, uzda, żachnąć się, ogłowiePolish
- уздечка, уздаRussian
- узде, uzdeSerbo-Croatian
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