bridlewise

[brahyd-l-wahyz]
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adjective

(of a horse) obedient to a touch of the reins on the neck, without pressure of the bit on the mouth.

Nearby words

  1. bridle,
  2. bridle hand,
  3. bridle joint,
  4. bridle path,
  5. bridle suture,
  6. bridoon,
  7. brie,
  8. brief,
  9. briefcase,
  10. briefer

Origin of bridlewise

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; bridle + wise1

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Examples from the Web for bridlewise

  • 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

adjective

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