antler

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noun ant·ler \ˈant-lər\

Definition of antler

  1. :  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

antlered

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antlerless

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Origin and Etymology 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


ANTLER Defined for English Language Learners

antler

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Definition of antler for English Language Learners

  • : the horn of a deer or similar animal


ANTLER Defined for Kids

antler

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noun ant·ler \ˈant-lər\

Definition of antler for Students

  1. :  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

antlered

\-lərd\ adjective


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