one of the solid deciduous horns, usually branched, of an animal of the deer family.

1350–1400; Middle English aunteler < Middle French antoillier < Vulgar Latin *anteoculārem (rāmum), accusative singular of *anteoculāris (rāmus) anteocular (branch of a stag's horn). See ante-, ocular

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antler (ˈæntlə)
one of a pair of bony outgrowths on the heads of male deer and some related species of either sex. The antlers are shed each year and those of some species grow more branches as the animal ages
[C14: from Old French antoillier, from Vulgar Latin anteoculare (unattested) (something) in front of the eye]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. auntiler, from O.Fr. antoillier (Mod.Fr. andouiller) "antler," perhaps from Gallo-Romance cornu *antoculare "horn in front of the eyes," from L. ante "before" (see ante) + ocularis "of the eyes." Doubted by some, because no similar word exists in any
other Romance language, but cf. Ger. Augensprossen "antlers," lit. "eye-sprouts," for a similar formation.
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Example sentences
The stag's antlers are there to fight off other stags.
Not because it's necessarily needed, but because when economists compete for
  the opportunity to mate, math supplies the antlers.
At the lion poacher's cabin, they discover bear parts, dozens of antlers and
  loaded guns.
Resembling a buck's antlers, the stroma releases spores to be picked up by
  another wandering ant.
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