Bridle path
Bridle Bri"dle, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG. britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf. {Bridoon}.] 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages. [1913 Webster]

2. A restraint; a curb; a check. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) (a) 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. (b) A mooring hawser. [1913 Webster]

{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}, {Bridle way}, 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}. --Lowell. (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise.

{Bridle track}, a bridle path.

{Scolding bridle}. See {Branks}, 2. [1913 Webster]

Syn: A check; restrain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bridle path — UK / US or bridleway UK [ˈbraɪd(ə)lˌweɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bridle path : singular bridle path plural bridle paths Word forms bridleway : singular bridleway plural bridleways a path in the country that you can walk along or ride a… …   English dictionary

  • bridle path — bridle paths also bridlepath N COUNT A bridle path is a path intended for people riding horses. Syn: bridleway …   English dictionary

  • bridle path — also bri|dle|way [ˈbraıdlweı] n a path that you ride a horse on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bridle path — bridle ,path noun count a path in the country that you can walk along or ride a horse along …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bridle path — n. a path for horseback riding …   English World dictionary

  • Bridle path — For the horse part, see bridle path (horse). For the neighbourhood, see Bridle Path, Toronto. A bridle path, also called a bridle road or bridleway, is a trail for horses. They frequently serve as hiking or walking trails as well. Bicycles, on… …   Wikipedia

  • Bridle Path — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Bridle Path peut faire référence à : Bridle Path (Toronto), quartier de la ville de Toronto, au Canada. Bridle Path (Nouvelle Zélande), une route de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bridle path — noun a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars) • Syn: ↑bridle road • Hypernyms: ↑path …   Useful english dictionary

  • bridle path — bri′dle path n. a wide path for riding horses • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

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