cavesson

noun
cav·​es·​son
variants: or caveson \ ˈkavəsən \
plural -s

Definition of cavesson

1 : a noseband made of metal or other stiff material well padded and used on horses especially during breeding or training
2 : a halter or bridle with a cavesson

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Cavesson.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavesson. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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