cavesson

[ kav-uh-suh n ]
/ ˈkæv ə sən /
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noun

the noseband of a bridle or a halter.

Nearby words

  1. cavernous nerve of clitoris,
  2. cavernous nerve of penis,
  3. cavernous rale,
  4. cavernous sinus,
  5. cavernous sinus syndrome,
  6. cavetto,
  7. caviar,
  8. cavicorn,
  9. cavie,
  10. cavil

Origin of cavesson

1590–1600; < Italian cavezzone noseband halter, equivalent to cavezz(a) halter (< Germanic; compare Old English cælf halter, muzzle) + -one augmentative suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for cavesson

cavesson

/ (ˈkævɪsən) /

noun

a kind of hard noseband, used (esp formerly) in breaking a horse in

Word Origin for cavesson

C16: via French from Italian cavezzone, from cavezza halter, ultimately related to Latin caput head

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