nose·​band ˈnōz-ˌband How to pronounce noseband (audio)
: the part of a headstall that passes over a horse's nose

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Vogmask These filter masks claim to filter out airborne particulate .3 microns or larger, and additionally come with an exhalation valve and noseband for a tighter fit. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 3 June 2020 And that’s not even considering that proper face masks have a metal noseband that definitely won’t play nice with your microwave. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 9 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noseband was circa 1611

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“Noseband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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