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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antler  \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}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antler 
  n  :  deciduous  horn  of  a  member  of  the  deer  family 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Antler,  ND  (city,  FIPS  2660) 
  Location:  48.97130  N,  101.28302  W 
  Population  (1990):  74  (55  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58711 




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