nose ring


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nose ring

n.
1. A ring inserted through the nose of an animal to allow the passage of a rope, as for leading or securing.
2. A ring inserted through the nose of a person as an ornament.
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nose ring

n
a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull
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nose′ ring`


n.
1. a ring inserted in the nose of an animal for leading it about.
2. a decorative ornament worn in the nose.
[1780–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nose ring - a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control itnose ring - a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
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