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  1. cavessonnoun

    A part of a horse's bridle that consists of a headstall with a noseband. When a martingale is used, it is attached to the horse's head at the cavesson.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CAVESSONnoun

    In horsemanship. A sort of noseband, sometimes made of iron, and sometimes of leather or wood; sometimes flat, and sometimes hollow or twisted; which is put upon the nose of a horse, to forward the suppling and breaking of him. An iron cavesson saves and spares the mouths of young horses when they are broken; for, by the help of it, they are accustomed to obey the hand, and to bend the neck and shoulders, without hurting their mouths, or spoiling their bars with the bit. Farrier’s Dict.

    Etymology: Fr.


  1. cavesson

    A noseband is the part of a horse's bridle that encircles the nose and jaw of the horse. In English riding, where the noseband is separately attached to its own headstall or crownpiece, held independently of the bit, it is often called a cavesson or caveson noseband. In other styles of riding, a simple noseband is sometimes attached directly to the same headstall as the bit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavessonnoun

    alt. of Cavezon

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cavesson

    kav′es-on, n. a nose-band for a horse. [Fr.,—It.—L. capitia, capitium, a head-covering.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cavesson

    A sort of nose-band of leather or iron, which is put on the nose of a horse, to assist in breaking or training him.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavesson in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavesson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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    a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant
    • A. rung
    • B. howdah
    • C. liniment
    • D. taper

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