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bridle path

noun
1.
a wide path for riding horses.
Origin of bridle path
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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Examples from the Web for bridle path
Historical Examples
  • At last we branched off into what I guess was a sort of bridle path.

  • A bridle path was cut years ago, but it has been entirely neglected.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • They knew every bridle path in the woods, or trail on the plains.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • No one suspected anything; they had come by the bridle path.

    By What Authority? Robert Hugh Benson
  • The deadened gallop of a horse on the bridle path caught his ear.

    The Green Mouse

    Robert W. Chambers
  • She saw him turn into the bridle path that led to Priesthope.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • Stepping quietly along a bridle path he soon came within earshot of the station.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • After going some distance he found a bridle path, and soon saw the river road before him.

    The Short Line War Samuel Merwin
  • A bridle path then led past the door and joined a road that was a short cut into Westhaven.

  • The road faded to a bridle path, and this in turn he lost among the windings of the valley.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
British Dictionary definitions for bridle path

bridle path

/ˈbraɪdəlˌwɛɪ/
noun
1.
a path suitable for riding or leading horses Also called (NZ) bridle track
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