Definition of Curb bit

1. Noun. A horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse.

Exact synonyms: Curb
Generic synonyms: Bit



Definition of Curb bit

1. Noun. A type of bit used on a bridle, which works by leverage and has shanks and a curb chain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curb Bit

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Literary usage of Curb bit

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The mouthpiece of the curb-bit is unjointed and has in the centre a ""port," **e. a raised curve allowing liberty for the tongue and bringing the pressure ..."

2. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"... the ring from getting into the horse's mouth ; but sometimes one of these bits is used with the curb bit, and then it is generally made without bars. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"To bring this about, a curb-bit is used, the lines being attached to the longer arms of the lever, and the curb forming the resistance to the shorter arm. ..."

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