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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontal  \Fron"tal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  frontal.] 
  Belonging  to  the  front  part  being  in  front;  esp.  (Anat.),  Of 
  or  pertaining  to  the  forehead  or  the  anterior  part  of  the 
  roof  of  the  brain  case;  as  the  frontal  bones. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frontal  \Fron"tal\,  n.  [F.  frontal,  fronteau  OF  Frontel, 
  frontal,  L.  frontale  an  ornament  for  the  forehead,  frontlet. 
  See  {Front}.] 
  1.  Something  worn  on  the  forehead  or  face;  a  frontlet;  as: 
  a  An  ornamental  band  for  the  hair. 
  b  (Mil.)  The  metal  face  guard  of  a  soldier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  A  little  pediment  over  a  door  or  window. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.)  A  movable,  decorative  member  in  metal,  carved 
  wood,  or  commonly,  in  rich  stuff  or  in  embroidery, 
  covering  the  front  of  the  altar.  Frontals  are  usually 
  changed  according  to  the  different  ceremonies. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  A  medicament  or  application  for  the  forehead. 
  [Obs.]  --Quincy. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  The  frontal  bone,  or  one  of  the  two  frontal  bones, 
  of  the  cranium. 
 
  {Frontal}  {hammer  or  helve},  a  forge  hammer  lifted  by  a  cam, 
  acting  upon  a  ``tongue''  immediately  in  front  of  the 
  hammer  head.  --Raymond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frontal 
  adj  1:  belonging  to  the  front  part  "a  frontal  appendage" 
  2:  (meteorology)  of  or  relating  to  the  front  of  an  advancing 
  mass  of  air;  "frontal  rainfall" 
  3:  meeting  front  to  front;  "a  frontal  attack";  "a  head-on 
  collision  [syn:  {head-on}] 
  4:  of  or  adjacent  to  the  forehead  or  frontal  bone;  "the  frontal 
  lobes" 
  n  :  worn  on  the  forehead  [syn:  {frontlet}] 




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