from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lock of hair that grows from or falls on the forehead, especially the part of a horse's mane that falls forward between the ears.
- n. A cotter pin; a linchpin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a person's hairstyle which covers the forehead.
- n. The part of a horse's mane that lies on its forehead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.
- n. A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A round or flat wedge of iron passed through a hole in the inner end of a bolt to prevent its withdrawal when a strain is placed on it.
- n. In medieval armor, a clasp or catch serving to hold the helm, or in some cases the beaver or the mentonnière, to the gorgerin or breastplate in front.
- Nautical, to secure by a forelock, as a bolt.
- n. The lock of hair that grows from the fore part of the head; a prominent or somewhat detached lock above the forehead, especially of a horse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
- n. a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
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