front·​let ˈfrənt-lət How to pronounce frontlet (audio)
: a band or phylactery worn on the forehead
: the forehead especially of an animal

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frontlet was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Frontlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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