headstall
noun Date: 14th century a part of a bridle or halter that encircles the head

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Headstall — Head stall ( st[add]l ), n. That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headstall — [hed′stôl΄] n. [see HEAD & STALL1] the part of a bridle or halter that fits over a horse s head: see BRIDLE …   English World dictionary

  • headstall — /hed stawl /, n. that part of a bridle or halter that encompasses the head of an animal. [1425 75; late ME hedstall. See HEAD, STALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • headstall — noun a) A synthetic or leather headpiece or headcollar, for leading or tying up a horse. b) The part of a bridle that fits over a horses head and supports other elements. (US) Syn: headpiece, headcollar …   Wiktionary

  • headstall — n. part of a halter (for a horse or other animal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headstall — [ hɛdstɔ:l] noun chiefly N. Amer. 1》 a halter. 2》 another term for headpiece (in sense 3) …   English new terms dictionary

  • headstall — head•stall [[t]ˈhɛdˌstɔl[/t]] n. dch that part of a bridle or halter that encompasses the head of an animal • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • headstall — /ˈhɛdstɔl/ (say hedstawl) noun that part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head …   Australian English dictionary

  • headstall — n. the part of a halter or bridle that fits round a horse s head …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bridle — A bridle is a piece of equipment used to control a horse. The bridle fits over a horse s head, and has the purpose of controlling the horse. It holds a bit in the horse s mouth. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, a bridle includes a… …   Wikipedia

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