Definitions of bridle

The word bridle uses 6 letters:bdeilr.

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Scrabble US9
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n. - The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages. 2

n. - A restraint; a curb; a check. 2

n. - The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - A mooring hawser. 2

v. t. - To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. i. - 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. 2


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