hardmouthed

[ hahrd-mouthd, -moutht ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to a horse not sensitive to the pressure of a bit.

  2. stubborn; obstinate; self-willed.

Origin of hardmouthed

1
First recorded in 1610–20; hard + mouth + -ed3

Words Nearby hardmouthed

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British Dictionary definitions for hard-mouthed

hard-mouthed

adjective
  1. (of a horse) not responding satisfactorily to a pull on the bit

  2. stubborn; obstinate

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