Chamfron Definition

chămfrən
noun
The headpiece of the armor worn by war horses in medieval times.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
front-stallfrontstalltestierechanfron

Other Word Forms of Chamfron

Noun

Singular:
chamfron
Plural:
chamfrons

Origin of Chamfron

  • Middle English chaumfrein, shamfron from Old French chanfrein Latin cāmus horse-muzzle, heavy necklace (from Greek kēmos) Latin frēnum bridle, bit frenum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French chanfrain, presumably from champ, chanp (“field, battle field”) + frein (“bit (between a horse's teeth)”).

    From Wiktionary

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