What does the word bridle mean?

Usage examples for bridle

  1. When the horse reached home with the bridle sticking to it, she knew that I had been thrown. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  2. Another moment and she must have broken loose, or dragged the gate upon her- more likely the latter, for the bridle was a new one with broad reins- when some frightful injury would in all probability have been the consequence to herself. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  3. The storekeeper caught hold of the bridle. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs