noun Etymology: Middle English aunteler, from Anglo-French antiler, from Vulgar Latin *anteoculare, from neuter of anteocularis located before the eye, from Latin ante- + oculus eye — more at eye Date: 14th century one of the paired deciduous solid bony processes that arise from the frontal bone on the head of an animal of the deer family; also a branch of an antler • antlered adjectiveantlerless adjective

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  • Antler — Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antler — Antler, ND U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 47 Housing Units (2000): 44 Land area (2000): 0.177727 sq. miles (0.460310 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.177727 sq. miles (0.460310 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • antler — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. auntiler, O.Fr. antoillier (14c., Mod.Fr. andouiller) antler, perhaps from Gallo Romance cornu *antoculare horn in front of the eyes, from L. ante before (see ANTE (Cf. ante)) + ocularis of the eyes (see OCULAR (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • antler — ► NOUN ▪ each of a pair of branched horns on the head of an adult deer. ORIGIN Old French antoillier …   English terms dictionary

  • antler — [ant′lər] n. [ME aunteler < OFr antoillier < ?] 1. the branched, annually shed, bony growth on the head of any animal of the deer family: see MOOSE 2. any branch of such a growth antlered adj …   English World dictionary

  • Antler — This article is about the antlers of deer and related species. For other uses, see Antler (disambiguation). Velvet covers a growing antler and provides it with blood, supplying oxygen and nutrients. Antlers are the usually large, branching bony… …   Wikipedia

  • Antler — Den Namen Antler tragen: eine Stadt in Kanada in der Provinz Saskatchewan, siehe Antler (Saskatchewan) eine Stadt in den USA im Bundesstaat North Dakota, siehe Antler (North Dakota) ein Berg in den USA im Bundesstaat Wyoming, siehe Antler Peak… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Antler — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Antler, bois de cervidé en anglais, peut faire référence à : Antler (1946 ), un poète américain, selon la liste de poètes américains, Antler, une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • antler — UK [ˈæntlə(r)] / US [ˈæntlər] noun [countable] Word forms antler : singular antler plural antlers one of the horns on the head of a male deer …   English dictionary

  • antler — noun /ˈænt.lə(ɹ)/ a branching and bony structure on the head of deer, moose and elk, normally in pairs. They are grown and shed each year. (Compare with horn, which is generally not shed.) While hiking in the woods, I found an antler from a deer …   Wiktionary

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