Search Result for "curb bit":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse;
[syn: curb, curb bit]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curb \Curb\, n. 1. That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse. [1913 Webster] He that before ran in the pastures wild Felt the stiff curb control his angry jaws. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] By these men, religion,that should be The curb, is made the spur of tyranny. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome. [1913 Webster] 3. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in. [1913 Webster] 4. A curbstone. [1913 Webster] 5. (Far.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness. --James Law. [1913 Webster] Curb bit, a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse. --Knight. Curb pins (Horology), the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring. Curb plate (Arch.), a plate serving the purpose of a curb. Deck curb. See under Deck. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

curb bit n 1: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse [syn: curb, curb bit]