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phalera

[ fal-er-uh ]

noun

, plural phal·er·ae [fal, -, uh, -ree].
  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of phalera1

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

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