n.1.The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.
2.A restraint; a curb; a check.
3.(Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
4.(Naut.) 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.
Bowline bridle
See under Bowline.
Branches of a bridle
See under Branch.
Bridle cable
(Naut.) a cable which is bent to a bridle. See 4, above.
Bridle hand
the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the left hand.
Bridle path
a path or way for saddle horses and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for vehicles.
Bridle port
(Naut.) a porthole or opening in the bow through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are passed.
Bridle rein
a rein attached to the bit.
Bridle road
a - Same as Bridle path.
b - A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise.
- Lowell.
Bridle track
a bridle path.
Scolding bridle
See Branks, 2.
v. t.1.To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
[imp. & p. p. Bridled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bridling ( ).]
2.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.
v. i.1.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.
Noun1.Bridlebridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
2.bridle - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
Synonyms: curb, check
Verb1.bridle - put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
2.bridle - respond to the reins, as of horses
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Bridging joist
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bridle at
Bridle cable
Bridle hand
Bridle iron
bridle path
Bridle port
Bridle rein
bridle road
Bridle track
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Bridle wrist
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