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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horse's bit to which a curb is attached.

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  • n. A type of bit used on a bridle, which works by leverage and has shanks and a curb chain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

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