bridoon

[ brahy-doon, bri- ]
/ braɪˈdun, brɪ- /
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noun

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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bridoon

/ (brɪˈduːn) /

noun

a horse's bit: a small snaffle used in double bridles

Word Origin for bridoon

C18: from French bridon, from bride bridle; compare Middle English bride
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