headstall

noun head·stall \ ˈhed-ˌstȯl \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of headstall

: a part of a bridle or halter that encircles the head

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First Known Use of headstall

14th century


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headstall

noun head·stall \ ˈhed-ˌstȯl \

Definition of headstall for Students

: an arrangement of straps or rope that fits around the head of an animal and forms part of a bridle or halter

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