nose-ring









nose-ring


noun

  1. a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it.
  2. a ring worn as an ornament in the nose.

noun

  1. a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull

n.1778 as something to lead an animal by, from nose (n.) + ring (n.1). As something to ornament a person, from 1819.

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