frontlet

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From Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel.

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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.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 5, member 1, subsection 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.

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