Definition of bridle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bridle

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbraɪdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraɪdl//
 
Equine sports
 
jump to other results
a set of leather bands, attached to reins, which is put around a horse’s head and used for controlling it She held his stirrup for him while Adam took the bridle. Wordfinderbridle, gallop, harness, horse, paddock, rein, stable, stirrup, tack, thoroughbred See related entries: Equine sports Word Origin Old English brīdel (noun), brīdlian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch breidel (noun). Sense (2) of the verb use is from the action of a horse when reined in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bridle

Other results

All matches