Origin of bridlewise

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; bridle + wise1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bridlewise

Historical Examples of bridlewise

  • And when they're bridlewise and all, you can bring 'em in and get more.


    B. M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for bridlewise


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