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[nohz-band] /ˈnoʊzˌbænd/
that part of a bridle or halter that passes over the animal's nose.
Origin of noseband
First recorded in 1605-15; nose + band2
Related forms
nosebanded, adjective Unabridged
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  • When the standing martingale is used it is fastened to the noseband or to the cavesson, which many use in its place.

  • Yonnie, the Ayrshire bull, tossed his head and sat as the rope tightened on his noseband.

    Blind Man's Lantern Allen Kim Lang
  • A noseband prevents the cheek of the bit and of the headstall from going forward, and so impedes the true action of the bit.

British Dictionary definitions for noseband


the detachable part of a horse's bridle that goes around the nose Also called nosepiece
Derived Forms
nosebanded, adjective
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