Definition of nose ring in English:

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nose ring

Pronunciation: /ˈnōz ˌriNG/


1A ring fixed in the nose of an animal, typically a bull, for leading it.
Example sentences
  • In 1944 Mr Flintoft, of Pickering, saved a farmer from being gored by a bull, by grabbing and holding on to its nose ring until help came.
1.1A ring worn in a person’s nose as a piece of jewelry.
Example sentences
  • In case she's getting on your nerves, you could still pull out one of her earrings or her nose ring.
  • As far as he could tell, she wore no make up and her only piece of jewelry was a nose ring for she'd sold the rest.
  • She wears no jewellery except for a silver nose ring.

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