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Definition: Bridle port
, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
porte, fr. L. porta. See Port
a harbor, and cf. Porte
1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
Him I accuse
The city ports by this hath entered. --Shak.
Form their ivory port the cherubim
Forth issuing. --Milton.
2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
the shutters which close such an opening.
Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
a valve seat, or valve face.
, Bridle port
, etc. See under Air
(Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
(Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
portholes of a vessel.
, & Exhaust port
(Steam Engine), the ports of
the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG.
britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf.
1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and
restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins,
with other appendages.
2. A restraint; a curb; a check. --I. Watts.
3. (Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which
holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
(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.
. See under Bowline
Branches of a bridle
. See under Branch
(Naut.), a cable which is bent to a bridle.
See 4, above.
, the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the
, Bridle way
, a path or way for saddle horses
and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for
(Naut.), a porthole or opening in the bow
through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are
, a rein attached to the bit.
(a) Same as Bridle path
(b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback
, a bridle path.
. See Branks
Syn: A check; restrain.