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Curb meaning

curb - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Bit and chain of a bridle; anything that restrains; wall round a well.
  2. 2. To subdue; restrain; control by a curb.

curb - examples of usage

  1. And thus it was certain that ere long measures would be taken in the Legislature of Oregon, similar in purport to those adopted in other States, to check and curb the power of discrimination, which was the engine used to force the traffic on to the boats and trains of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. When walking with a woman, a man should walk near the curb, unless passing an obstruction- as, a building in course of construction- when she should have the outer side to protect her from harm, or from coming in contact with disagreeable things. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
  3. It had been torn off by being caught in the timber side of a well curb. - "Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks", William Elliot Griffis.
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