noun ébril·lade \¦ābrē¦yäd\

Definition of ébrillade



  1. :  a checking of a horse by means of jerking one rein when he refuses to turn

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Origin and Etymology of ébrillade

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 — more at bridle

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a trip made at another's expense

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