Definitions

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  • n. The forepart of a horse's head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fore part of a horse's head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fore part of a horse's head.
  • n. Same as chamfron.

Etymologies

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French chanfrein. Compare chamfron.

Examples

  • The horse must likewise be accoutred, it must be furnished with a chanfrin to protect its head and one of those wooden saddles with broad pommels which seemed to encase the rider. [

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

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