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Words Nearby chamfron Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chamfron in a sentence

  • The chamfron is sometimes provided with hinged cheek-plates and usually has a holder for a plume.

    Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The horse, a heavy-weight-carrier, had his chamfron of steel, and the saddle rose high at the pommel and behind the back.

    Joan of Arc | Laura E. Richards
  • The heavy ax, glancing along his helm, clove off its jaunty white plume, and crashed fair upon the chamfron of his mount.

    The Red Tavern | Charles Raymond Macauley

British Dictionary definitions for chamfron


chamfrain chanfron

/ (ˈtʃæmfrən) /

  1. a piece of armour for a horse's head

Origin of chamfron

C14: from Old French chanfrein, from chafresner to harness, from chief head + frener to bridle

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