the headpiece of the armor worn by war horses in medieval times
Origin of chamfronFrench chanfrein ; from Old French chaufrain, snaffle, chamfron ; from chafresner, to fasten rein or bridle on a horse ; from Classical Latin caput, head + frenum, bridle, reins
A piece of armor used to protect the front of a horse's head in late medieval times.
Origin of chamfronMiddle English chaumfrein, shamfron, from Old French chanfrein : Latin camus, horse-muzzle, heavy necklace (from Greek k&emacron;mos) + Latin fr&emacron;num, bridle, bit; see frenum.
c. 1540 English chamfron
From Old French chanfrain, presumably from champ, chanp (“field, battle field”) + frein (“bit (between a horse's teeth)”).