Webster 1913 Edition
[Prov. of Celtic origin; cf. L.
brace, the Gallic name of a particularly white kind of corn.]
To hold up and toss the head; – applied to horses as spurning the bit.
[Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
To prance; to caper.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Buckwheat, a species of polygonum; a grain cultivated mostly for beasts and poultry; but in the U. States, the flour is much used for making breakfast cakes.
2.In some parts of England and Scotland, a scolding-bridle, an instrument for correcting scolding women. It consists of a headpiece, which incloses the head of the offender, and of a sharp iron which enters the mouth and restrains the tongue.