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Meaning of ANTLER

Pronunciation:  'antlur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  deciduous horn of a member of the deer family

ANTLER is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: cervid, deer, horn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ant"ler\, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller,
endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL.
antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.]
The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine
animal, as of a stag.

      Huge stags with sixteen antlers.         --Macaulay.

Note: 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} (Zo["o]l.), a destructive European moth
   ({Cerapteryx graminis}), which devastates grass lands.