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[cham-fruh n] /ˈtʃæm frən/
noun, Armor.
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  • The chamfron is sometimes provided with hinged cheek-plates and usually has a holder for a plume.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The horse, a heavy-weight-carrier, had his chamfron of steel, and the saddle rose high at the pommel and behind the back.

    Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards
  • The heavy ax, glancing along his helm, clove off its jaunty white plume, and crashed fair upon the chamfron of his mount.

    The Red Tavern Charles Raymond Macauley
British Dictionary definitions for chamfron


a piece of armour for a horse's head
Word Origin
C14: from Old French chanfrein, from chafresner to harness, from chief head + frener to bridle
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