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



BrE BrE//ˈbraɪdl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraɪdl//
Equine sports
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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 OriginOld 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.
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