Definitions

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  • n. Each of the small hairs growing around a hawk's cere.
  • n. A set of metal armour plating worn around a horse's neck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine, hair-like feather; one of the small, bristly black feathers on a hawk's head.
  • n. Also crane, cranet, crinel. Same as crinière.

Etymologies

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Probably from Middle French crin ("hair") +‎ -et.

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  • a cotton (fine) feather

    August 25, 2009

  • A specific piece of armor that protected a horse's neck. Also called a criniere or manefaire.

    November 8, 2007