Antler (noun)

  1. Each of the branched bony structures that grow on the head of certain animals, especially deer, and are shed annually.
  2. A branch or twig of an antler, used for making various articles, such as combs, handles, and knife hilts.


Middle english: from old french antoillier, from antoille "antler" (of unknown origin).


  1. The deer's antlers were huge, spanning over three feet.
  2. The antlers of the elk were magnificent, with many points.
  3. Antler velvet is used as a dietary supplement.
  4. The antlers are used to make decorative items and also used as hunting tools.
  5. The process of shedding and re-growing antlers is called as casting.
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