Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of a bridle or halter that passes over an animal's nose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That part of the headstall of a bridle which passes over a horse's nose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of a bridle or halter that goes over the nose of an animal, particularly a horse.

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

  • noun a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose

Etymologies

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nose +‎ band

Examples

  • 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.

    No place to hide for hype-horse Frankel or Henry Cecil as fog descends

  • “Are you sure you™ve done this before?” he asked as I struggled with Trademark™s figure-eight noseband.

    Ms Longshot

  • 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.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • While Catalino spliced the noseband to the headstall, Efrain explained what he believed had occurred at the monkey-ladder vine.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The leather noseband rubbed the still-raw patches on his horse's face.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • While Catalino spliced the noseband to the headstall, Efrain explained what he believed had occurred at the monkey-ladder vine.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The leather noseband rubbed the still-raw patches on his horse's face.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Ayrshire bull, tossed his head and sat as the rope tightened on his noseband.

    Blind Man's Lantern

  • 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.

    Young Knights of the Empire : Their Code, and Further Scout Yarns

  • 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.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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