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 for Bridle port
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
     porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.]
     1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
        a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
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              Him I accuse
              The city ports by this hath entered.  --Shak.
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              Form their ivory port the cherubim
              Forth issuing.                        --Milton.
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     2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
        through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
        the shutters which close such an opening.
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              Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
        as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
        interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
        a valve seat, or valve face.
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     Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle,
        etc.
  
     Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
        gale.
  
     Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
        portholes of a vessel.
  
     Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of
        the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
        the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bridle \Bri"dle\, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG.
     britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf.
     Bridoon.]
     1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and
        restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins,
        with other appendages.
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     2. A restraint; a curb; a check. --I. Watts.
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     3. (Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which
        holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
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     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends,
            so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached
            to its middle.
        (b) A mooring hawser.
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     Bowline bridle. See under Bowline.
  
     Branches of a bridle. See under Branch.
  
     Bridle cable (Naut.), a cable which is bent to a bridle.
        See 4, above.
  
     Bridle hand, the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the
        left hand.
  
     Bridle path, Bridle way, a path or way for saddle horses
        and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for
        vehicles.
  
     Bridle port (Naut.), a porthole or opening in the bow
        through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are
        passed.
  
     Bridle rein, a rein attached to the bit.
  
     Bridle road.
        (a) Same as Bridle path. --Lowell.
        (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback
            exercise.
  
     Bridle track, a bridle path.
  
     Scolding bridle. See Branks, 2.
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     Syn: A check; restrain.
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