- a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it.
- a ring worn as an ornament in the nose.
Origin of nose ring
Examples from the Web for nose-ring
Historical Examples of nose-ring
It has a nose-ring of brass wire, and similar adornments in the top of each ear.Modern Society
Julia Ward Howe
For a dance the men exchange the nose-ring of tortoise-shell for a large, finely carved plate of mother-of-pearl.Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific
Tookaram afterwards tried to remove the silver amulets, the ear-studs, and the nose-ring; but he failed in his attempt.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The premeditated human contrivance of the nose-ring was too cunning for impulsive brute force, and the creature flinched.The Mayor of Casterbridge
All night I slept perched on her nose-ring, which she always hung upon a hook when she went to bed.The Joyous Story of Toto
Laura E. Richards
- a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull