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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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a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull
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1. a ring inserted in the nose of an animal for leading it about.
2. a decorative ornament worn in the nose.
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|Noun||1.||nose ring - a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it|
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