meaning of bit

1. The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.
Fig. : Anything which curbs or restrains.
of Bite
To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
imp. & p. p. of Bite.
A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.
Somewhat; something, but not very great.
A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
The cutting iron of a plane.
In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.
3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
of Bite
the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size ">bit"

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