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Bridle meaning

bridle - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.
  2. 2. A restraint; a curb; a check.
  3. 3. The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A mooring hawser.
  6. 6. To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. The contrivance by which a horse is governed.
  10. 10. To put a bridle on; to restrain.

bridle - examples of usage

  1. Then stand by the door, and at a certain hour a company of people on horseback will ride in, and you lay hold of that bridle of the horse I am on, and don't let it go." - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. One of the robbers attempted the bridle of the first man, but his horse, being young, started out of the road, and ran away. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. I had just got out of the village when two fellows started up in front of my horse and tried to seize the bridle, when they treated me as I told you. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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