Chamfron
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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  • 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

  • chamfron — noun /ˈʧæmfrən/ Protective armor for a horses head, especially the face and ears. , 1786, The defensive armor with which the horses of the ancient knights or men at arms were covered, or, to use the language of the time, barded, consisted of the… …   Wiktionary

  • chamfron — noun Etymology: Middle English chaumfreyn, from Anglo French champfrein Date: 15th century the headpiece of a horse s bard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chamfron — /cham freuhn/, n. Armor. chanfron. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • chamfron — n. armor to protect the head of a horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chamfron — noun medieval plate armor to protect a horse s head • Syn: ↑chanfron, ↑testiere, ↑frontstall, ↑front stall • Hypernyms: ↑armor plate, ↑armour plate, ↑armor plating, ↑p …   Useful english dictionary

  • demi-chamfron — see demi 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • chamfrain — 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

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