antler


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ant·ler

 (ănt′lər)
n.
One of a pair of hornlike, bony, deciduous growths, often elongated and branched, on the head of an adult member of the deer family, usually found only on males.

[Middle English aunteler, from Old French antoillier, from Vulgar Latin *antoculāre, anteoculāre : Latin ante-, ante- + Latin oculāris, of the eye; see ocular.]

ant′lered adj.

antler

(ˈæntlə)
n
(Zoology) one of a pair of bony outgrowths on the heads of male deer and some related species of either sex. The antlers are shed each year and those of some species grow more branches as the animal ages
[C14: from Old French antoillier, from Vulgar Latin anteoculare (unattested) (something) in front of the eye]

ant•ler

(ˈænt lər)

n.
one of the solid deciduous horns, usu. branched, of an animal of the deer family.
[1350–1400; Middle English aunteler < Middle French antoillier < Vulgar Latin *anteoculāris (rāmus) anteocular (branch of a stag's horn). See ante-, ocular]
ant′lered, adj.
ant′ler•less, adj.

ant·ler

(ănt′lər)
A horny growth on the head of a deer, moose, elk, or other related animal, usually having one or more branches. Antlers typically grow only on males and are shed and grown again each year.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antler - deciduous horn of a member of the deer familyantler - deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Translations
شُعَب وقَرْن الأيّل
paroh
gevirhorn
agancs
hjartar-/hreindÿrshorn
elnio ragas
brieža rags
coarnecorn
paroh
geyik boynuzu

antler

[ˈæntləʳ] Ncuerna f, asta f antlerscornamenta fsing

antler

nGeweihstange f; (set or pair of) antlersGeweih nt

antler

[ˈæntləʳ] npalco antlers nplcorna fpl

antler

(ˈӕntlə) noun
a deer's horn.
References in classic literature ?
These tendencies, I do not doubt, may be mastered more or less completely by natural selection: thus a family of stags once existed with an antler only on one side; and if this had been of any great use to the breed it might probably have been rendered permanent by natural selection.
Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees with branches growing low down in which his antlers were caught, so that the Hunter had time to come up.
mind him as he doubles—mind him as he doubles; sheer more to the right, Mohegan, more to the right, and I’ll have him by the horns; I'll throw the rope over his antlers.
They fence with their long lower jaws, sometimes locking them together, and so striving for the supremacy like elks that warringly interweave their antlers.
I am as ready to do the one as the other; but to fight the Iroquois 'tis necessary to find the skulkers; and to eat,'tis necessary to get the game--talk of the devil and he will come; there is a pair of the biggest antlers I have seen this season, moving the bushes below the hill
He hurried along the terrace-walk, and darted up a flight of broad steps leading into an old and gloomy hall, whose walls were ornamented with rusty suits of armour, antlers, weapons of the chase, and suchlike garniture.
On the shoulders of a comely youth uprose the head and branching antlers of a stag; a second, human in all other points, had the grim visage of a wolf; a third, still with the trunk and limbs of a mortal man, showed the beard and horns of a venerable he-goat.
Purun Bhagat slid one cool hand along the hot antlers, and the touch soothed the fretted beast, who bowed his head, and Purun Bhagat very softly rubbed and ravelled off the velvet.
The broad and weighty antlers of a deer, 'a stag of ten,' were fastened at the corner of the house; a fox's bushy tail was nailed beneath them; and a huge black paw lay on the ground, newly severed and still bleeding the trophy of a bear hunt.
He learned where the wild deer, in their season, were to be found; when they raided the prune-orchard, the vineyards, and the apple-trees; when they sought the deepest canyons and most secret coverts; and when they stamped out in open glades and on bare hillsides and crashed and clattered their antlers together in combat.
Back and forth the bull tossed his great palmated antlers, branching to fourteen points and embracing seven feet within the tips.
Now all is polish, on which no yesterday's dust is ever allowed to rest, from the yard's width of oaken boards round the carpet, to the old Squire's gun and whips and walking-sticks, ranged on the stag's antlers above the mantelpiece.