cavesson

noun cav·es·son \ˈkavəsən\
variants: or

caveson

\ˈkavəsən\

Definition of cavesson

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a noseband made of metal or other stiff material well padded and used on horses especially during breeding or training

  2. 2 :  a halter or bridle with a cavesson

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Origin and Etymology of cavesson

modification of Italian cavezzone halter with noseband, augmentative of cavezza halter, irregular from Latin capitium opening in tunic for head to go through, from capit-, caput head — more at head


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