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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bri·dle n.
 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.
 2. A restraint; a curb; a check.
 3. Gun. The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
 4. Naut. (a) A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle. (b) A mooring hawser.
 Bowline bridle. See under Bowline.
 Branches of a bridle. See under Branch.
 Bridle cable Naut., a cable which is bent to a bridle. See 4, above.
 Bridle hand, the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the left hand.
 Bridle path, Bridle way, a path or way for saddle horses and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for vehicles.
 Bridle port Naut., a porthole or opening in the bow through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are passed.
 Bridle rein, a rein attached to the bit.
 Bridle road. (a) Same as Bridle path. --Lowell. (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise.
 Bridle track, a bridle path.
 Scolding bridle. See Branks, 2.
 Syn: -- A check; restrain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bridle road
      n : a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for
          cars) [syn: bridle path]