[cham-fruh n]

noun Armor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chamfron

Historical Examples of chamfron

  • 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


a piece of armour for a horse's head

Word Origin for chamfron

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