chamfron

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cham·fron

 (chăm′frən)
n.
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.]
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chamfron

(ˈtʃæmfrən) or

chamfrain

;

chanfron

n
(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]
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Noun1.chamfron - medieval plate armor to protect a horse's headchamfron - 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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