- a snaffle when used with a curb on a full bridle.
Origin of bridoon
1745–55; < French, Middle French bridon, equivalent to bride bridle (see bride2) + -on noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for bridoon
With the Weymouth curb and bridoon a double bridle is, of course, used.Riding and Driving for Women
Of bridles she should take at least half a dozen double ones (bit and bridoon).The Barb and the Bridle
If you put the martingale on your bridoon rein you can no longer indicate approval.Riding Recollections, 5th ed.
G. J. Whyte-Melville
Ostriches roam about this camp, eating empty soda-water bottles and any bridoon bits they can find.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.
Double bridle: The reins of the curb-bit and bridoon, when both bits are placed together in the horse's mouth.The American Horsewoman
- a horse's bit: a small snaffle used in double bridles
C18: from French bridon, from bride bridle; compare Middle English bride
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