cheekpiece

[ cheek-pees ]
/ ˈtʃikˌpis /

noun

either of two vertical bars of a bit, one on each end of the mouthpiece.

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Origin of cheekpiece

First recorded in 1750–60; cheek + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for cheekpiece

cheekpiece
/ (ˈtʃiːkˌpiːs) /

noun

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