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bridlewise

[brahyd-l-wahyz] /ˈbraɪd lˌwaɪz/
adjective
1.
(of a horse) obedient to a touch of the reins on the neck, without pressure of the bit on the mouth.
Origin of bridlewise
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; bridle + wise1
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  • And when they're bridlewise and all, you can bring 'em in and get more.

    Skyrider

    B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for bridlewise

bridlewise

/ˈbraɪdəlˌwaɪz/
adjective
1.
(US) (of a horse) obedient to the pressure of the reins on the neck rather than to the bit
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