Bridoon
Bridoon Bri*doon", n. [F. bridon, from bride; of German origin. See {Bridle}, n.] (Mil.) The snaffle and rein of a military bridle, which acts independently of the bit, at the pleasure of the rider. It is used in connection with a curb bit, which has its own rein. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

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  • bridoon — [bri do͞on′] n. [Fr bridon < bride: see BRIDE2] a kind of light snaffle bit …   English World dictionary

  • bridoon — /bruy doohn , bri /, n. a snaffle when used with a curb on a full bridle. [1745 55; < F, MF bridon, equiv. to bride bridle (see BRIDE2) + on n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • bridoon — noun A type of snaffle bit, with small rings, usually used on a double bridle in conjunction with a curb bit. Syn: bradoon …   Wiktionary

  • bridoon — [brɪ du:n] noun a snaffle bit which is frequently used in conjunction with a curb bit in a double bridle. Origin C18: from Fr. bridon, from bride bridle …   English new terms dictionary

  • bridoon — bri·doon …   English syllables

  • bridoon — n. the snaffle and rein of a military bridle. Etymology: F bridon f. bride bridle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Double bridle — Double bridle, with both curb and snaffle bits. A double bridle, also called a full bridle or Weymouth bridle,[1] is a bridle that has two bits and four reins (sometimes called double reins ). One bit is the bradoon (or bridoon), is …   Wikipedia

  • bradoon — variant of bridoon * * * bradoon var. form of bridoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bowline bridle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bradoon — Bra*doon , n. Same as {Bridoon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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