noun ant·ler \ˈant-lər\

: the horn of a deer or similar animal

Full Definition of ANTLER

:  one of the paired deciduous solid bony processes that arise from the frontal bone on the head of an animal of the deer family; also :  a branch of an antler
ant·lered \-lərd\ adjective
ant·ler·less \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of ANTLER

Middle English aunteler, from Anglo-French antiler, from Vulgar Latin *anteoculare, from neuter of *anteocularis located before the eye, from Latin ante- + oculus eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 14th century
ANTLERED Defined for Kids


noun ant·ler \ˈant-lər\

Definition of ANTLER for Kids

:  a bony branching structure that grows from the head of a deer or related animal (as a moose) and that is cast off and grown anew each year
ant·lered \-lərd\ adjective


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