Bridle vs Straps - What's the difference?

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Bridle is a related term of straps.


As nouns the difference between bridle and straps

is that bridle is the headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins while straps is .

As verbs the difference between bridle and straps

is that bridle is to put a bridle on while straps is (strap).

bridle

English

(wikipedia bridle)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.
  • * 1961 , J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês," Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92, p. 457:
  • the horseman, who is the user of bridles and knows their use
  • (figurative) A restraint; a curb; a check.
  • A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.
  • A mooring hawser.
  • A piece in the interior of a gunlock which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bridle path * bridlewise

    Verb

    (bridl)
  • To put a bridle on.
  • * Drake
  • He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist.
  • To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue .
  • * Burke
  • Savoy and Nice, the keys of Italy, and the citadel in her hands to bridle Switzerland, are in that consolidation.
  • To show hostility or resentment.
  • Immigrant-rights and religious organizations bridled at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives.'' (''Houston Chronicle , 6/8/2007)

    Derived terms

    * unbridle

    Synonyms

    * restrain

    straps

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (strap)
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