a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it.
a ring worn as an ornament in the nose.
a ring fixed through the nose, as for leading a bull
1778 as something to lead an animal by, from nose (n.) + ring (n.1). As something to ornament a person, from 1819.
- Nose someone out
verb phrase To defeat by a small margin; barely win over; win by a nose: He nosed out the leading candidate in Iowa (1940s+)
- Nose tackle
noun in football, a defensive lineman positioned opposite the center See nose guard noun phrase A lineman whose position is just opposite the center: ”I don’t want to celebrate yet,” said nose tackle Jeff Wright/ Charlie Krueger, a former nose tackle, retired from the San Francisco 49ers in 1973 (1970s+ Football)
- Nose to the grindstone
To work extremely hard: “Emily takes her bar exam next month, so she really has her nose to the grindstone.”
[nohz-hweel, -weel] /ˈnoʊzˌʰwil, -ˌwil/ noun 1. the landing under the of an aircraft.