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Webster 1913 Edition


Antler

Ant′ler

,
Noun.
[OE.
auntelere
, OF.
antoillier
,
andoiller
,
endouiller
, fr. F.
andouiller
, fr. an assumed LL.
antocularis
, fr. L.
ante
before +
oculus
eye. See
Ocular
.]
(Zool.)
The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as of a stag.
Huge stags with sixteen
antlers
.
Macaulay.
☞ The branch next to the head is called the brow antler, and the branch next above, the bez antler, or bay antler. The main stem is the beam, and the branches are often called tynes. Antlers are deciduous bony (not horny) growths, and are covered with a periosteum while growing. See
Velvet
.
Antler moth
(Zool.)
,
a destructive European moth (
Cerapteryx graminis
), which devastates grass lands.

Webster 1828 Edition


Antler

ANT'LER

,
Noun.
[From the root of ante, before. See Ante.]
A start or branch of a horn, especially of the horns of the cevine animals, as of the stag or moose. The branch next to the head is called the brow'antler, and the branch next above, the bes-antler.

Definition 2021


Antler

Antler

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English

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Antler

  1. A city/village in North Dakota.

antler

antler

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English

Noun

antler (plural antlers)

  1. A branching and bony structure on the head of deer, moose and elk, normally in pairs. They are grown and shed each year. (Compare with horn, which is generally not shed.)
    While hiking in the woods, I found an antler from a deer.

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