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Definition of Bridle


  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. The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
  4. 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.
  5. A mooring hawser.
  6. To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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Bridle Translations

bridle in Dutch is bedwingen, beteugelen, betomen
bridle in French is bride
bridle in German is sich wehren, Zaum, im Zaum halten
bridle in Latin is frenum
bridle in Portuguese is breio
bridle in Swedish is tygla, tygel, betsla