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phalera

[ fal-er-uh ]
/ ˈfæl ər ə /
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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.

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Origin of phalera

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