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English → English (gcide) Definition: Branches of a bridle Branch \Branch\, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant. [1913 Webster] 2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway. [1913 Webster] Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. “Branches of knowledge.” --Prescott. [1913 Webster] It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola. [1913 Webster] 5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family. [1913 Webster] His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters. [1913 Webster] Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb. Branch herring. See Alewife. Root and branch, totally, wholly. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig. [1913 Webster] Bridle \Bri"dle\, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG. britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf. Bridoon.] 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages. [1913 Webster] 2. A restraint; a curb; a check. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) (a) A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle. (b) A mooring hawser. [1913 Webster] Bowline bridle. See under Bowline. Branches of a bridle. See under Branch. Bridle cable (Naut.), a cable which is bent to a bridle. See 4, above. Bridle hand, the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the left hand. Bridle path, Bridle way, a path or way for saddle horses and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for vehicles. Bridle port (Naut.), a porthole or opening in the bow through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are passed. Bridle rein, a rein attached to the bit. Bridle road. (a) Same as Bridle path. --Lowell. (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise. Bridle track, a bridle path. Scolding bridle. See Branks, 2. [1913 Webster] Syn: A check; restrain. [1913 Webster]

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