bridle path


: a trail suitable for horseback riding

Examples of bridle path in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was discovered on the bridle path by a motorist who got her to Illinois Central Hospital, where she was found to be uninjured. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 9 July 2023 The scenic nine-mile Ojai Valley Trail offers a paved side for bicyclists, joggers, and walkers, with a dirt bridle path for horseback riding running alongside it. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 29 Apr. 2023 While the main trail is paved from point to point, there’s an eight-mile unpaved alternate trail that starts just south of the Skokie Lagoons following an old dirt bridle path. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 14 Nov. 2022 Known as the Fens Pond Bridge, the old bridle path once marked the edge of Boston, a city Frederick Law Olmsted, more than a century in the grave, continues to shape. Malcolm Gay,, 11 June 2022 Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper later reported that Byron was flying in a helicopter when he got caught in a downdraft, forcing him to land on a bridle path where Ms. Mimieux was horseback riding. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 Its situation at the intersection of San Pedro and Basse was considered ideal for its proximity to Olmos Park, Fort Sam Houston and Brackenridge Park, to which it was supposed to be connected by bridle paths. Paula Allen,, 22 June 2019 Down bridle paths, ancient roads, walkways and thruways. Peter Rock, New York Times, 15 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bridle path was in 1794

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“Bridle path.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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bridle path

: a path for horseback riding

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