American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part of a bridle or halter that passes over an animal's nose. Also called nosepiece.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a bridle which comes over the nose and is attached to the cheek-straps. Also called nose-piece. See cut under harness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That part of the headstall of a bridle which passes over a horse's nose.
- n. a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose
- nose + band (Wiktionary)
“He used to pull a little bit, which is why he has a crossed noseband, but he's settling down now, I just didn't want to take it off before the winter.”
““Are you sure you™ve done this before?” he asked as I struggled with Trademark™s figure-eight noseband.”
“The reins were real enough'they had to be for situations like this-but they were attached to a loose noseband that Miralys could discard if necessary.”
“While Catalino spliced the noseband to the headstall, Efrain explained what he believed had occurred at the monkey-ladder vine.”
“The leather noseband rubbed the still-raw patches on his horse's face.”
“Ayrshire bull, tossed his head and sat as the rope tightened on his noseband.”
“In place of a bit there is a steel noseband on the horse's bridle by which he is driven and guided, and instead of the ordinary pad on the horse's back, a great ornamental brass affair is used.”
“Should the dose be large, the horse ugly, or the attendant unable to support the head as directed above, the head is then to be held up by running the tines of a long-handled wooden fork under the noseband of the halter or the halter strap or a rope may be fastened to the noseband and thrown over a limb, beam, or through a pulley suspended from the ceiling.”
“I like the Irish plan of buckling the standing martingale to the rings of the snaffle, better than that of attaching it to the noseband, because it teaches the animal to "give" to the bridle, and not to lean persistently on the noseband.”
“The noseband method is generally adopted by polo players.”
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