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noun, plural phal·er·ae [fal-uh-ree] /ˈfæl əˌri/.
  1. a metal disk or boss worn on a man's breast as an ornament or as a military decoration or used to adorn the harness of a horse.
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Origin of phalera

1600–10; < Latin, singular use of Greek phálara (plural) cheek-pieces
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