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  1. either of two vertical bars of a bit, one on each end of the mouthpiece.
  2. cheek strap.
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Origin of cheekpiece

First recorded in 1750–60; cheek + piece
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Examples from the Web for cheekpiece

Historical Examples

  • The cheekpiece (A) of the gage must always rest against the working side.

    Carpentry for Boys

    J. S. Zerbe

  • Cheekpiece from snaffle bit, iron, incomplete, angular knee with hole for linking element between rein and bit.

British Dictionary definitions for cheekpiece


  1. either of the two straps of a bridle that join the bit to the crownpiece
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