from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A horse's bit to which a curb is attached.

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  • noun A type of bit used on a bridle, which works by leverage and has shanks and a curb chain.

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  • noun a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse


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