Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small strap with a buckle running between the cheeks of a bit, to prevent the horse from biting on the cheek of the bit in his mouth.

Etymologies

From lip + strap. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Colonel had a Waterbury watch also, and for guard, the lip-strap of

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • Between a lip-strap and an ordinary leather guard there is no great difference; between one Waterbury watch and another there is none at all.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • Every one in the station knew the Colonel's lip-strap.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • He was not a horsey man, but he liked people to believe he had been on once; and he wove fantastic stories of the hunting-bridle to which this particular lip-strap had belonged.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • He glanced at the shabby watch he wore upon the steel lip-strap, and waited.

    The Dop Doctor

  • He looked at a tarnished Waterbury watch, worn on a horse's lip-strap.

    The Dop Doctor

  • He looked at his watch -- a well-used Waterbury, worn upon the silvered steel lip-strap of a cavalry bridle, and said:

    The Dop Doctor

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