crinet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle French crin (hair) +‎ -et.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crinet (plural crinets)

  1. (obsolete, falconry) Each of the small hairs growing around a hawk's cere.
  2. (now historical) A set of metal armour plating worn around a horse's neck.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 555:
      His charger wore a blanket of enameled crimson scales and gilded crinet and chamfron, while Lord Tywin himself sported a thick ermine cloak.