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cheekpiece

[cheek-pees] /ˈtʃikˌpis/
noun
1.
either of two vertical bars of a bit, one on each end of the mouthpiece.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; cheek + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for cheek piece

cheekpiece

/ˈtʃiːkˌpiːs/
noun
1.
either of the two straps of a bridle that join the bit to the crownpiece
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