Definition of curb in English:

curb

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Pronunciation: /kəːb
 
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noun

  • 2 (also curb bit) A type of bit with a strap or chain attached which passes under a horse’s lower jaw, used as a check.
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    • Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.
    • The curb bit promises collection - contained energy, not free forward movement - and hence submission to the will of the rider.
    • The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.
  • 3North American variant spelling of kerb.
  • 4A swelling on the back of a horse’s hock, caused by spraining a ligament.

verb

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Origin

late 15th century (denoting a strap fastened to the bit): from Old French courber 'bend, bow', from Latin curvare (see curve).

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