bosal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish bosal, variant of bozal (noseband; slave). (The sense "noseband" is specifically via Mexican Spanish and was originally found in the Southwestern US.)[1] Doublet of bozal and bossale.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bosal (plural bosals)

  1. A type of noseband used on a horse.
  2. (uncommon) Alternative form of bozal or bossale (slave born in Africa and recently brought to a colony).
    • 2009, Bernard Bailyn, Patricia L Denault, Soundings in Atlantic History, page 108:
      At about the same time Christian Georg Andreas Oldendorp, a Moravian missionary in the Danish West Indies, recorded that some Kongos on the island performed "a certain type of baptism on the bosals [recently arrived slaves] who desire it."

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 bosal”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bosal m (plural bosales)

  1. Alternative form of bozal (noseband, bosal)