A piece of armor used to protect the front of a horse's head in late medieval times.
The headpiece of the armor worn by war horses in medieval times.
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)”).