headstall

[hed-stawl]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. headshrinker,
  2. headsman,
  3. headspace,
  4. headspring,
  5. headsquare,
  6. headstand,
  7. headstay,
  8. headstock,
  9. headstone,
  10. headstream

Origin of headstall

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

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British Dictionary definitions for headstall

headstall

noun

another word (esp US) for head collar
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