nose bag

Origin of nose bag

First recorded in 1790–1800

Words Nearby nose bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nose bag in a sentence

  • He gets out slowly, one foot at a time, hitches his horse an' ties a nose bag on his head.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • The cocher was already untying the nose-bag in which his lean brown horse had been nuzzling for fifteen minutes.

    Zut and Other Parisians | Guy Wetmore Carryl
  • Ffoulkes now went to the horse, detached the nose-bag, and undid the nooses of the hobble and of the tether.

    El Dorado | Baroness Orczy
  • There was a silence in which he removed a nose bag, bridled and shoved a horse against the tongue.

    The Fighting Shepherdess  | Caroline Lockhart
  • And there were some g-r-e-a-t b-i-g nose bags and one little-bit-of-a nose bag.

    Here and Now Story Book | Lucy Sprague Mitchell

British Dictionary definitions for nosebag


/ (ˈnəʊzˌbæɡ) /

  1. a bag, fastened around the head of a horse and covering the nose, in which feed is placed

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