- Also frontal. a decorative band, ribbon, or the like, worn across the forehead: The princess wore a richly bejeweled frontlet.
- the forehead of an animal.
- Ornithology. the forehead when marked by a different color or texture of the plumage.
- Judaism. the phylactery worn on the forehead.
Origin of frontlet
Examples from the Web for frontlet
He put a bow and arrows in its hands, and the frontlet on its head.
He put a bow and arrows in his hands, and the frontlet on his head.The Indian in his Wigwam
Henry R. Schoolcraft
Cortes reined his horse, bloody from hoof to frontlet, by the edge of the chasm.The Fair God
From frontlet to tail, the horse likewise shone red in the sunset.Phantastes
Gatty for ever smiles upon you; and Frontlet disdains to see you smile.The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899
George A. Aitken
- Also called: frontal a small decorative loop worn on a woman's forehead, projecting from under her headdress, in the 15th century
- the forehead of an animal, esp of a bird when it is a different colour from the rest of the head
- the decorated border of an altar frontal
- Judaism a phylactery worn on the foreheadSee also tefillah
Word Origin and History for frontlet
from Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel (Modern French fronteau) "forehead, front of a helmet, hairband," from Late Latin frontale "an ornament for the forehead," from frons (see front (n.)).