frontlet

noun
front·​let | \ ˈfrənt-lət How to pronounce frontlet (audio) \

Definition of frontlet

1 : a band or phylactery worn on the forehead
2 : the forehead especially of an animal

First Known Use of frontlet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frontlet

Middle English frontlette, from Middle French frontelet, diminutive of frontel, from Latin frontale, from front-, frons

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“Frontlet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frontlet. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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