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