bay antler

noun
\ ˈbā- \
variants: or bes antler \ ˈbes-​ , ˈbās-​ \ or bez antler \ ˈbez-​ , ˈbāz-​ \

Definition of bay antler

: the second tine from the base of a stag's antler

called also bay point

History and Etymology for bay antler

bay antler by folk etymology from bes antler, bez antler; bes antler, bez antler from bes-, bez- secondary (from Middle English bes-, from Middle French, from Latin bis- twice) + English antler

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“Bay antler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bay%20antler. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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