variants or caveson
plural -s
: a noseband made of metal or other stiff material well padded and used on horses especially during breeding or training
: a halter or bridle with a cavesson

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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