Bridle Law and Legal Definition

The term bridle has different meaning under different context. It means:

a. an instrument of punishment for common scolds;

b. the harness placed on the head of a horse for guiding and controlling him while he is being driven or ridden;

c. anything that controls or restrains;

d. a connecting metal strip for limiting motion in machinery; or

e. a cable with the ends fast and another cable attached to it between the ends for applying force, as in towing a ship.