ant·ler | \ˈant-lər \

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

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Other Words from antler

antlered \-lərd \ adjective
antlerless \-ləs \ adjective

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There are light fixtures made from moose antlers, mounted deer heads above booths and life-size taxidermied grizzly bears in the dining room. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "4 things you should know before heading to the new Twin Peaks restaurant in Glendale," 7 June 2018 His head is turned just slightly to the left, and the antlers resting atop his brow are almost unbelievably thick. Blake Bacho, Detroit Free Press, "Deer mount returned to Michigan family after nearly 4 decades," 1 Apr. 2018 Background: 5 things to know about Oskar's, the latest restaurant from Grind Burger Modern metal light fixtures are cut in the shape of reindeer, the light thrown against in the wall taking the shape of antlers. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Oskar's fills a food void in Louisville we didn't know we had | Review," 4 July 2018 The team also analyzed the wooden retoucher, which had a deer’s antler stuck inside it. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools," 21 June 2018 Designer Ken Fulk combines a Biedermeier sofa covered in emerald green hair-on-hide leather with a set of antique German antler chairs for a curated atmosphere that's entirely its own. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "5 Different Loft Design Styles Across The Country," 5 Aug. 2016 The piece the show is named after, a bubblegum-pink horse skull adorned with nine-point epoxy antlers by Alessandra Expósito, is a good précis. Will Heinrich, New York Times, "‘Queenie’ Shows the Force of Latin Women in Art," 6 June 2018 The room opens onto several others overflowing with fascinating angling displays that run the technological gamut from a bone hook from around 10,000 B.C. in Netherlands, a hooks and line from 3,000 B.C., reindeer antler harpoons from France circa. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "German hunting, fishing museum spans history back to the stone age," 14 June 2018 On one occasion, a sublegal sheep was taken, and on another, antlers were taken before meat, troopers said. Anchorage Daily News, "Colorado hunting guide accused of wasting meat fined $35,000," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of antler

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of antler

: the horn of a deer or similar animal


ant·ler | \ˈant-lər \

Kids Definition of antler

: 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

Other Words from antler

antlered \-lərd \ adjective

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