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Bridle vs. Halter

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Bridlenoun

The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.

Halternoun

A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.

Bridlenoun

(figurative) A restraint; a curb; a check.

Halternoun

A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.

Bridlenoun

A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.

Halternoun

A halter top.

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Bridlenoun

A mooring hawser.

Halternoun

One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Bridlenoun

A piece in the interior of a gunlock which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.

Halterverb

(transitive) To place a halter on.

‘What do you mean, you didn't halter the horses when we stopped for the night?’;

Bridleverb

(transitive) To put a bridle on.

Halternoun

One who halts or limps; a cripple.

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Bridleverb

(transitive) To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.

Halternoun

A strong strap or cord.

‘No man e'er felt the halter drawWith good opinion of the law.’;

Bridleverb

(intransitive) To show hostility or resentment.

‘Immigrant-rights and religious organizations bridled at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives. (Houston Chronicle, 6/8/2007)’;

Halterverb

To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.

Bridleverb

(intransitive) To hold up one's head proudly or affectedly.

Halternoun

rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

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Bridlenoun

The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.

Halternoun

a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Bridlenoun

A restraint; a curb; a check.

Halternoun

a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

Bridlenoun

The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.

Halternoun

either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

Bridlenoun

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.

Halterverb

hang with a halter

Bridleverb

To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.

‘He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist.’;

Halterverb

prevent the progress or free movement of;

‘He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather’; ‘the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries’;

Bridleverb

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.

‘Savoy and Nice, the keys of Italy, and the citadel in her hands to bridle Switzerland, are in that consolidation.’;

Halter

A halter or headcollar is headgear that is used to lead or tie up livestock and, occasionally, other animals; it fits behind the ears (behind the poll), and around the muzzle. To handle the animal, usually a lead rope is attached.

Bridleverb

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.

‘By her bridling up I perceived she expected to be treated hereafter not as Jenny Distaff, but Mrs. Tranquillus.’;

Bridlenoun

headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

Bridlenoun

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;

‘his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper’;

Bridleverb

put a bridle on;

‘bridle horses’;

Bridleverb

respond to the reins, as of horses

Bridlenoun

the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached

‘grooms came at once to take the bridles’;

Bridlenoun

a line, rope, or device that is used to restrain or control the action or movement of something.

Bridlenoun

a mooring cable.

Bridleverb

put a bridle on (a horse)

‘five horses, saddled and bridled, were tied by the reins to branches of trees’;

Bridleverb

bring (something) under control; curb

‘the fact that he was their servant bridled his tongue’;

Bridleverb

show one's resentment or anger, especially by throwing up one's head and drawing in one's chin

‘she bridled at his tone’;

Bridle

A bridle is a piece of equipment used to direct a horse. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, the includes both the headstall that holds a bit that goes in the mouth of a horse, and the reins that are attached to the bit.

‘bridle’;

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