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antler  (ˈæntlə



  1. 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

Word Origin

C14: from Old French antoillier, from Vulgar Latin anteoculare (unattested) (something) in front of the eye

Example Sentences Including 'antler'

`Imagine digging out all this with a pick made from an antler and a spade from an ox's shoulderblade," she said.
Harris, Elizabeth Time of the Wolf


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