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cavesson

[kav-uh-suh n] /ˈkæv ə sən/
noun
1.
the noseband of a bridle or a halter.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Italian cavezzone noseband halter, equivalent to cavezz(a) halter (< Germanic; compare Old English cælf halter, muzzle) + -one augmentative suffix
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  • At the upper levels a plain cavesson is used on a double bridle.
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cavesson

/ˈkævɪsən/
noun
1.
a kind of hard noseband, used (esp formerly) in breaking a horse in
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian cavezzone, from cavezza halter, ultimately related to Latin caput head
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