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bridoon

[brahy-doon, bri-] /braɪˈdun, brɪ-/
noun
1.
a snaffle when used with a curb on a full bridle.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < French, Middle French bridon, equivalent to bride bridle (see bride2) + -on noun suffix
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bridoon

/brɪˈduːn/
noun
1.
a horse's bit: a small snaffle used in double bridles
Word Origin
C18: from French bridon, from bride bridle; compare Middle English bride
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