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cavesson

[ kav-uh-suhn ]
/ ˈkæv ə sən /
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noun
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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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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