bri·dle /ˈbraɪdḷ/ 名詞
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.
Bri·dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bridled p. pr. & vb. n. Bridling ]
1. To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist. --Drake.
2. To restrain, guide, or govern, with, or as with, a bridle; to check, curb, or control; as, to bridle the passions; to bridle a muse.
Savoy and Nice, the keys of Italy, and the citadel in her hands to bridle Switzerland, are in that consolidation. --Burke.
Syn: -- To check; restrain; curb; govern; control; repress; master; subdue.
Bri·dle, v. i. To hold up the head, and draw in the chin, as an expression of pride, scorn, or resentment; to assume a lofty manner; -- usually with up. “His bridling neck.”
By her bridling up I perceived she expected to be treated hereafter not as Jenny Distaff, but Mrs. Tranquillus. --Tatler.
n 1: headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins
to give the rider or driver control
2: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
"his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" [syn: check,
v 1: put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
2: respond to the reins, as of horses
Three Hebrew words are thus rendered in the Authorized Version.
(1.) Heb. _mahsom'_ signifies a muzzle or halter or bridle, by
which the rider governs his horse (Ps.39:1).
(2.) _Me'theg_, rendered also "bit" in Ps. 32:9, which is its
proper meaning. Found in 2 Kings 19:28, where the restraints of
God's providence are metaphorically styled his "bridle" and
"hook." God's placing a "bridle in the jaws of the people" (Isa.
30:28; 37:29) signifies his preventing the Assyrians from
carrying out their purpose against Jerusalem.
(3.) Another word, _re'sen_, was employed to represent a
halter or bridle-rein, as used Ps. 32:9; Isa. 30:28. In Job
30:11 the restraints of law and humanity are called a bridle.