Associations to the word «Bridle»

Wiktionary

BRIDLE, noun. The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.
BRIDLE, noun. (figurative) A restraint; a curb; a check.
BRIDLE, noun. A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.
BRIDLE, noun. A mooring hawser.
BRIDLE, noun. A piece in the interior of a gunlock which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
BRIDLE, verb. (transitive) To put a bridle on.
BRIDLE, verb. (transitive) To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.
BRIDLE, verb. (intransitive) To show hostility or resentment.
BRIDLE IRON, noun. (architecture) A strong flat bar of iron, bent so as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc. where no sufficient bearing can be had.
BRIDLE IRONS, noun. Plural of bridle iron
BRIDLE PATH, noun. An established trail used by riders mounted on horses.
BRIDLE TRAIL, noun. Alternative term for bridle path
BRIDLE UP, verb. To show anger or indignation; bristle at.
BRIDLE WRIST, noun. The wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle.

Dictionary definition

BRIDLE, noun. Headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control.
BRIDLE, noun. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper".
BRIDLE, verb. Anger or take offense; "She bridled at his suggestion to elope".
BRIDLE, verb. Put a bridle on; "bridle horses".
BRIDLE, verb. Respond to the reins, as of horses.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras