from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plain slender jointed bit for a horse.
- n. Specifically, a light bit for the riding-bridle, with long-horned and solid ring-checks, which are loose in the heads of the mouthpiece. The name was originally applied to a single-check riding-bridle; on the introduction of the double-cheek bridle it was retained for the bit.
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