frontlet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frontlet (plural frontlets)

  1. (obsolete) The forehead.
  2. The forehead of an animal, especially of a deer or stag (including the antlers).
  3. An ornament worn on the forehead.
  4. A bandage or medical preparation worn around the head.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.5.1.vi:
      Frontlets are known to every goodwife: rose-water and vinegar, with a little woman's milk, and nutmegs grated upon a rose-cake applied to both temples.