Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lock of curled hair that hangs in front of the ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lock of curly hair worn by the ear, often by Jewish men for religious reasons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See lovelock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lock or curl of hair near the ear, worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.; a love-lock.

Etymologies

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ear +‎ lock

Examples

  • Like a great child — slim within his arm, her cheek pressed to his, her dark earlock tickling his neck!

    Swan Song

  • He was torn to pieces, had a bleeding ear, and a torn earlock.

    Jewish Children

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