plural -s
: a checking of a horse by means of jerking one rein when he refuses to turn

Word History


obsolete French ébrillade, esbrillade, from Italian sbrigliata, from sbrigliare to jerk the rein, unbridle, from s- (from Latin ex-) + -brigliare, from briglia bridle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brigdils bridle, Old High German brittil rein

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“ébrillade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9brillade. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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