phalera

[ fal-er-uh ]
/ ˈfæl ər ə /

noun, plural phal·er·ae [fal-uh-ree] /ˈfæl əˌri/.

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.

Nearby words

  1. phalansterian,
  2. phalansterianism,
  3. phalanstery,
  4. phalanx,
  5. phalarope,
  6. phalerae,
  7. phallectomy,
  8. phalli,
  9. phallic,
  10. phallic phase

Origin of phalera

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

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