verb (used with object), bri·dled, bri·dling.
verb (used without object), bri·dled, bri·dling.
- bridgman, percy williams,
- bridle hand,
- bridle joint,
- bridle path,
- bridle suture,
Origin of bridle
Examples from the Web for bridle
Israelis may bridle at the vision of a Palestinian state which looks like militias riding in on Jeeps and firing-off rifles.
Bridle printed two years' worth of posts in a book, My Life in Tweets, through a self-publishing service.
The retelling developed quite a following, Bridle not included.
The Gaucho, now holding fast the bridle fixed to the lower jaw, leads the horse outside the corral.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Mine cost me only 135 dollars with the bridle and saddle, and that I am told is 18 dollars too much.
I rush'd to Molly, caught her bridle, and leap'd on her back.The Splendid Spur|Arthur T. Quiller Couch
Her eyes drooped, and she nervously twisted the bridle reins.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
Jardine held the stirrup, she seized the bridle, set her mouth and started the horse.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
Word Origin for bridle
Old English bridel "bridle, rein, curb, restraint," related to bregdan "move quickly," from Proto-Germanic *bregdilaz (see braid (v.)).
"to control, dominate," c.1200, from Old English bridlian "to fit with a bridle," from bridel (see bridle (n.)). Meaning "to throw up the head" (as a horse does when reined in) is from mid-15c. Related: Bridled; bridling.