Definitions

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

  • n. See feedbag.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bag in which feed for a horse, ox, or the like, may be fastened under the nose by a string passing over the head.
  • n. Food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bag in which feed for a horse, ox, or the like, may be fastened under the nose by a string passing over the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bag to contain feed for a horse, having straps at its open end, by which it may be fastened on the horse's head.

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

  • n. a canvas bag that is used to feed an animal (such as a horse); covers the muzzle and fastens at the top of the head

Etymologies

nose +‎ bag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [FN#139] The "nosebag"; vol.ii. 52, etc. The Badawíyah (Badawí woman) generally prefers a red colour, in opposition to the white and black of civilisation; and she of the Arabian Desert generally disdains to use anything of the kind.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Turns out she was the plaything of a nosebag solicitor who “took her case on”

    Police Officer Seriously Injured « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • There I was, watching Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest when, once the men's championship had finished and the female troughers donned the nosebag, ESPN America made a brief announcement about how it was a "world leader in sport" and switched with indecent haste back to Major League baseball.

    Women's sporting emancipation could use a famous hot dog or two

  • Very correctly, the dictionary offers the masculine form of the word for "church" kaniis, instead of kaniisa, though, according to one trusted dictionary, kaniis also means "nosebag".

    Adam Valen Levinson: Finding The Persian Gulf's Only Synagogue

  • Couldn't she just go and put a nosebag on a horse instead, if it would make her happier?

    Wimbledon 2010 live blog: 24 June

  • The knowledge that politicians can be led by the nose if there's an ideological nosebag stuck out in front of myopic vision.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • He did not look at Amulya but cast an irritable glance at the labourers who were taking their time, and at the stringy horse snuffling inside a nosebag.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • He filled his nosebag with crushed dhurra sweetened with honey, and while Krus ate greedily, Nefer rubbed him down, telling him how brave he was, how they would run the Red Road together, and Krus switched his ears back and forth as he listened to him.

    Warlock

  • Smoke trickled from the chimneys of the red-tiled houses and cottages, and from the nosebag spillings and broken bits of this and that in the square in front of the church, a market had recently been held there.

    QUEEN’S RANSOM

  • The pillow universally used was a nosebag filled with the next day's feed, and very comfortable it was, especially now that there were no ravenous mules to break loose and poke an inquisitive muzzle under our ears.

    With Our Army in Palestine

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