[ chan-fruhn ]
/ ˈtʃæn frən /
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a piece of plate armor for defending a horse's head.
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Also called frontstall.
Origin of chanfron
late Middle English shamfron<Anglo-French, Old French champfrein, perhaps for *chafrein (with -m- perhaps from chamfreinchamfer, though the senses are unrelated), noun derivative of chafre(s)ner literally, to put a bridle on <Vulgar Latin *cap(um) head (for caput;see chief) + *-frenāre, verbal derivative of Latin frēnum bridle
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Example sentences from the Web for chanfron
Hercules as a child again appears amid embossed foliations on the chanfron.Spanish Arms and Armour|Albert F. Calvert
The crouptière and estival, together with the chanfron, were of the most costly description.