- a stone or concrete edging to a street or path.；a check or restraint on something
- restrain or keep in check；restrain (a horse) by means of a curb
verb: curb, 3rd person present: curbs, gerund or present participle: curbing, past tense: curbed, past participle: curbed
noun: kerb, plural noun: kerbs
- 1. North American a stone or concrete edging to a street or path.
- 2. a check or restraint on something curbs on the powers of labor unions
- 3. a type of bit that is widely used in western riding. In English riding it is usually only used with a snaffle as part of a double bridle.
- 4. a swelling on the back of a horse's hock, caused by spraining a ligament.
- 1. restrain or keep in check she promised she would curb her temper
- ▪ restrain (a horse) by means of a curb both men were instinctively curbing their horses
- 2. US lead (a dog being walked) near the curb to urinate or defecate, in order to avoid soiling buildings, sidewalks, etc.