that part of a bridle or halter that passes over the animal's nose.

Origin of noseband

First recorded in 1605–15; nose + band2
Related formsnose·band·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noseband

Historical Examples of noseband

  • When the standing martingale is used it is fastened to the noseband or to the cavesson, which many use in its place.

  • Yonnie, the Ayrshire bull, tossed his head and sat as the rope tightened on his noseband.

    Blind Man's Lantern

    Allen Kim Lang

  • A noseband prevents the cheek of the bit and of the headstall from going forward, and so impedes the true action of the bit.

British Dictionary definitions for noseband



the detachable part of a horse's bridle that goes around the noseAlso called: nosepiece
Derived Formsnosebanded, adjective
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