Definition of frontlet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌntlɪt


  • 1An ornamental piece of cloth hanging over the upper part of an altar frontal.
  • 2 dated A decorative band or ornament worn on the forehead.
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    • Let us use my silly hyperbole as frontlets between our eyes.
    • His eagle frontlet is the first aspect of Native culture to greet airline passengers deplaning in Ketchikan.
    • Two of its pointy lobes must have rested on the High Priest's forehead, with the frontlet tied between them.
  • 2.1 another term for phylactery.
  • 2.2A piece of armour or harness for an animal’s forehead.


late 15th century (in sense 2): from Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel (see frontal2).

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