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bridoon

Line breaks: bri|doon
Pronunciation: /brɪˈduːn
 
/
(also bradoon)

Definition of bridoon in English:

noun

A snaffle bit which is frequently used in conjunction with a curb bit in a double bridle.
Example sentences
  • There are several patents which disclose loose jointed bridle bits and bridoons of various constructions.
  • The bridoon and curb should visually look good in the horse's mouth; then it usually also feels good.
  • All bridoon bits shown above are permitted either as a snaffle or as part of a double bridle.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French bridon, from bride 'bridle', of Germanic origin.

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