Chamfron meaning

chămfrən
A piece of armor used to protect the front of a horse's head in late medieval times.
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The headpiece of the armor worn by war horses in medieval times.
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Protective armor for a horse's head, especially the face and ears.
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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