criniere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French criniere.

Noun[edit]

criniere (plural crinieres)

  1. Protective armor for a horse's neck.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 30:
      The Criniere or Manefaire consisted of a number of small plates, generally about twelve, hooked together and to the chanfron, so as to be moveable, their use was to guard the neck of the horse from the stroke of a cutting sword.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

criniere f

  1. plural form of criniera