head·​stall ˈhed-ˌstȯl How to pronounce headstall (audio)
: a part of a bridle or halter that encircles the head

Examples of headstall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man offered Butler the horse, saddle, pad and headstall for $100. Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of headstall was in the 14th century

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“Headstall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstall. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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