chamfron(redirected from chamfrain)
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A piece of armor used to protect the front of a horse's head in late medieval times.
[Middle English chaumfrein, shamfron, from Old French chanfrein : Latin cāmus, horse-muzzle, heavy necklace (from Greek kēmos) + Latin frēnum, bridle, bit; see frenum.]
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour for a horse's head
[C14: from Old French chanfrein, from chafresner to harness, from chief head + frener to bridle]