head·​stall | \ ˈhed-ˌstȯl How to pronounce headstall (audio) \

Definition of headstall

: 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, "Mandy was going to the 'killer barn.' 12 years later, she led Deputy Pickett to his grave.," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of headstall

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Headstall.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstall. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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head·​stall | \ ˈhed-ˌstȯl How to pronounce headstall (audio) \

Kids Definition of headstall

: 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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