bridoon

bridoon

[brahy-doon, bri-]
noun
a snaffle when used with a curb on a full bridle.

Origin:
1745–55; < French, Middle French bridon, equivalent to bride bridle (see bride2) + -on noun suffix

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bridoon (brɪˈduːn)
 
n
a horse's bit: a small snaffle used in double bridles
 
[C18: from French bridon, from bride bridle; compare Middle English bride]

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