Origin of antler
Examples from the Web for antler
Then he returns to his cabin and (literally) hangs up his hat on the antler of a stuffed buck.‘Granite State,’ the Penultimate Episode of ‘Breaking Bad,’ Is Walter White’s Final Act|Andrew Romano|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So, at length, Antler thought of cutting vines and fastening them to branches.
Their one-pronged pick retains the shape of the deer's antler.Anthropology|Robert Marett
It can be likened to nothing in nature more readily than to the antler of an elk.Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley|William H. Holmes
The antler then resembles the rusine type, of which our sambar stag is an example.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
The children were crying for food, and since Antler had nothing to give them, she was trying to get them to play.
British Dictionary definitions for antler
Word Origin for antler
Word Origin and History for antler
late 14c., from Anglo-French auntiler, Old French antoillier (14c., Modern French andouiller) "antler," perhaps from Gallo-Romance cornu *antoculare "horn in front of the eyes," from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + ocularis "of the eyes" (see ocular). This etymology is doubted by some because no similar word exists in any other Romance language, but cf. German Augensprossen "antlers," literally "eye-sprouts," for a similar formation.