Curb
Curb Curb, n. 1. That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse. [1913 Webster]

He that before ran in the pastures wild Felt the stiff curb control his angry jaws. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

By these men, religion,that should be The curb, is made the spur of tyranny. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome. [1913 Webster]

3. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in. [1913 Webster]

4. A curbstone. [1913 Webster]

5. (Far.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness. --James Law. [1913 Webster]

{Curb bit}, a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse. --Knight.

{Curb pins} (Horology), the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring.

{Curb plate} (Arch.), a plate serving the purpose of a curb.

{Deck curb}. See under {Deck}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Curb — may refer to: Curb (road), or kerb, the edge where a raised pavement/sidewalk/footpath, road median, or road shoulder meets an unraised street or other roadway. Curb Records, a record label started by Mike Curb in 1973. Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO… …   Wikipedia

  • curb — CURB, Ă, curbi, e, adj., s.f. I. adj. (Despre linii) În formă de arc; arcuit, încovoiat; (despre un plan) boltit. II. s.f. 1. Figură geometrică având o singură dimensiune; linie care nu este dreaptă. 2. Linie care reprezintă grafic o relaţie… …   Dicționar Român

  • Curb — (k[^u]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curbed} (k[^u]rbd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curbing}.] [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto s curved. Cf. {Curve}.] 1. To bend or curve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Crooked and curbed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curb — Студийный альбом Nickelback Дата выпуска 1 мая, 1996 25 июня, 2002 Записан …   Википедия

  • curb — [kʉrb] n. [ME & OFr courbe, curve, curb, orig., adj., curved, bent < L curvus: see CURVE] 1. a chain or strap passed around a horse s lower jaw and attached to the bit (curb bit): the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when… …   English World dictionary

  • Curb — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Curb álbum de estudio de Nickelback Publicación Septiembre de 1996 25 de junio de 2002 (re lanzamiento) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Curb — Curb, v. i. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg, Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curb — curb, kerb In BrE, curb is a noun meaning ‘a check or restraint’ and a verb meaning ‘to restrain’. As a noun it also means ‘a strap fastened to a bit on a horse’, and ‘a fender round a hearth’. In AmE, curb has these meanings and is also ‘a stone …   Modern English usage

  • curb — [n] restraining device; check barrier, border, brake, bridle, chain, control, deterrent, edge, harness, hindrance, ledge, limitation, lip, rein, restrainer, restraint, restriction, rim; concepts 376,497,652,745 Ant. encouragement, opening curb… …   New thesaurus

  • curb — I verb arrest, brake, check, control, delay, detain, govern, harness, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, impede, inhibit, keep within limits, limit, mitigate, moderate, muzzle, obstruct, prohibit, repress, restrain, retard, snub, stay,… …   Law dictionary

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