1. [syn: snaffle, snaffle bit]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Snaffle \Snaf"fle\, n. [D. snavel a beak, bill, snout; akin to
G. schnabel, OHG. snabul,. sneb, snebbe, OFries. snavel
mouth, Dan. & Sw. snabel beak, bill, Lith. snapas, and to E.
snap, v. See Snap, and cf. Neb.]
A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in the part to be placed
in the mouth, and rings and cheek pieces at the ends, but
having no curb; -- called also snaffle bit.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb [syn:
snaffle, snaffle bit]