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phalera

[fal-er-uh] /ˈfæl ər ə/
noun, plural phalerae
[fal-uh-ree] /ˈfæl əˌri/ (Show IPA)
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.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin, singular use of Greek phálara (plural) cheek-pieces
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