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 cāmus horse-muzzle, heavy necklace ( from Greek kēmos )Latin frēnum 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)”).