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Noun1.chanfron - medieval plate armor to protect a horse's headchanfron - medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
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A gilded chanfron reminds us how much modern racehorses owe to the Turkish horses in their lineage; a crimson silk-whipped parade shield is patterned with undulating cloudbands derived from Chinese paintings; rock-crystal chess pieces are differentiated by emerald or ruby cabochons and an array of Iznik shows the progression of tastes, patterns, colours and potters' skills.