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cavesson

[kav-uh-suh n]
noun
  1. the noseband of a bridle or a halter.
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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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Historical Examples of cavesson

  • The bridle should have a cavesson, instead of the usual noseband.

    Riding and Driving for Women

    Belle Beach

  • The first step in breaking-in is to give some lessons on the cavesson.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson

  • In what case ought we to make use of the cavesson, and what is its use?

  • Then, at the end of each lesson on the cavesson, that instrument should be replaced by a light snaffle-bridle.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson

  • If it be not ridden sufficiently, it should be longed on the cavesson rein, or turned into a paddock.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson


British Dictionary definitions for cavesson

cavesson

noun
  1. a kind of hard noseband, used (esp formerly) in breaking a horse in
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Word Origin for cavesson

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