cavesson

[ kav-uh-suh n ]
/ ˈkæv ə sən /

noun

the noseband of a bridle or a halter.

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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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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