AskDefine | Define headstall

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

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  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)


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


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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