AskDefine | Define headstall

Dictionary Definition

headstall n : the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head [syn: headpiece]

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English

Noun

  1. A synthetic or leather headpiece or headcollar, for leading or tying up a horse.
  2. The part of a bridle that fits over a horse's head and supports other elements. (US)

Translations

  • Finnish: päitset
  • French: le licol
  • German: die Stallhalfter

References

Baranowski, Zdzislaw, "The International Horseman's Dictionary", Pitman Publishing, New York, 1955
Stratton, Charles, "The International Horseman's Dictionary", Hamlyn Publishing, Melbourne, 1975
Summerhayes, R.S., "Encyclopedia for Horsemen", Frederick Warne & Co., London and New York, 1966
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