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.
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2. (Arch.) A little pediment over a door or window.
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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.
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4. (Med.) A medicament or application for the forehead. [Obs.] Quincy.
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5. (Anat.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium.
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Frontal hammer or Frontal helve, a forge hammer lifted by a cam, acting upon a "tongue" immediately in front of the hammer head. Raymond.

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Fron"tate

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Fron'ta*ted

(?), } a. Growing broader and broader, as a leaf; truncate.
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