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

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 14 Jul. 2024.

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