Bridle iron


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bridle iron (Arch) A strong flat bar of iron, so bent as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc., where no sufficient bearing can be had; -- called also stirrup and hanger.
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In literature:

There is an iron "scold's bridle" in Walton Church.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
Throwing the bridle rein over one of the iron spikes of the fence, and taking off his gloves, he approached the bench.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
He threw the bridle over an iron railing, and knocking with a peculiar sound at the door, was soon admitted.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He jerked on the bridle with all the strength of his iron muscle; jerked himself up on the road and the horse over into the gorge.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
But never did the iron hold on the bridle loosen, and the man was light on his feet as a boy.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
The bridle and bit were richly ornamented with shells and silver or iron knobs.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The men committed to the gaol were often tortured: iron-wood gags were bridled in the mouth.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Instead of a bridle and reins a heavy iron chain with links an inch and a half long was passed around the base of the animal's horns.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
Also, a strong link of iron used in mooring chains, &c., which permits the bridles to be turned repeatedly round, as occasion requires.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He slipped his bridle over the little iron gate and rang the bell.
"The Outrage" by Annie Vivanti