chamfrain
Chamfron Cham"fron, n. [F. chanfrein.] (Anc. Armor) The frontlet, or head armor, of a horse. [Written also {champfrain} and {chamfrain}.] [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Chamfrain — Protection for the head of a knight s * destrier. Cf. Bard1 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chamfrain — /ˈtʃæmfrən/ (say chamfruhn) noun armour made for a horse s head. Also, chamfron, chanfron. {Old French chanfrain; origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • chamfrain — noun see chamfron …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chamfron — Cham fron, n. [F. chanfrein.] (Anc. Armor) The frontlet, or head armor, of a horse. [Written also {champfrain} and {chamfrain}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • champfrain — Chamfron Cham fron, n. [F. chanfrein.] (Anc. Armor) The frontlet, or head armor, of a horse. [Written also {champfrain} and {chamfrain}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chamfer Carpentry — [ tʃamfə] verb cut away (a right angled edge or corner) to make a symmetrical sloping edge. noun a chamfered edge or corner. Origin C16 (in the sense flute or furrow ): back form. from chamfering, from Fr. chamfrain, from chant (see cant2) +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chamfer — /ˈtʃæmfə / (say chamfuh) noun 1. an oblique surface cut on the edge or corner of a solid, usually a board, made by removing the arris and usually sloping at 45°. –verb (t) 2. to cut so as to form a chamfer. 3. to cut channels or flutes in (a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chanfron — /ˈtʃænfrən/ (say chanfruhn) noun → chamfrain …   Australian English dictionary

  • chamfer — Carpentry ► VERB ▪ cut away (a right angled edge or corner) to make a symmetrical sloping edge. ► NOUN ▪ a chamfered edge or corner. ORIGIN French chamfrain, from chant point, side, edge + fraint broken …   English terms dictionary

  • chamfron — or chamfrain [cham′frən] n. [Fr chanfrein < OFr chaufrain, snaffle, chamfron < chafresner, to fasten rein or bridle on a horse < L caput, HEAD + frenum, bridle, reins] the headpiece of the armor worn by war horses in medieval times …   English World dictionary

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