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From Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel.



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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      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.