earlock

noun
ear·​lock | \ ˈir-ˌläk How to pronounce earlock (audio) \

Definition of earlock

: a curl of hair hanging in front of the ear

First Known Use of earlock

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Earlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlock. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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