headstall

[ hed-stawl ]
/ ˈhɛdˌstɔl /

noun

that part of a bridle or halter that encompasses the head of an animal.

Origin of headstall

First recorded in 1425–75, headstall is from the late Middle English word hedstall. See head, stall1
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headstall

/ (ˈhɛdˌstɔːl) /

noun

another word (esp US) for head collar

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