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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Brains, teeth, and antlers Relative organ size his been calculated as before.
▪ Maybe he would hook Lincoln with one of the antlers.
▪ Sulfide outgrowths that look undeniably like Moose antlers project out from the main mound.
▪ The birds of the forest gathered in the antlers of those trees, clustered in the horns.
▪ The male, as it reaches maturity develops stag-like antlers on and around the front of the head.
▪ When it had finished chewing, it lifted its head, and the light of its antlers dimmed to a discreet glow.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Anglo-French auntiler, Old French antoillier (14c., Modern French andouiller) "antler," perhaps from Gallo-Roman cornu *antoculare "horn in front of the eyes," from Latin ante "before" (see ante) + ocularis "of the eyes" (see ocular). This etymology is doubted by some because no similar word exists in any other Romance language, but compare German Augensprossen "antlers," literally "eye-sprouts," for a similar formation.


n. A branching and bony structure on the head of deer, moose and elk, normally in pairs. They are grown and shed each year. (Compare with horn, which is generally not shed.)


n. deciduous horn of a member of the deer family

Antler, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 47
Housing Units (2000): 44
Land area (2000): 0.177727 sq. miles (0.460310 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.177727 sq. miles (0.460310 sq. km)
FIPS code: 02660
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 48.971318 N, 101.281940 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58711
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Antler, ND

Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are true bone structures that usually grow in symmetrical pairs. In most species, only the male grows antlers and the antlers primarily function in sexual selection as attractions to females and as weapons in fights for control of harems. In many temperate zone species, antlers are shed and regrow each year, while horns are permanent.

Antler (poet)

Antler (born Brad Burdick; 1946 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA) is an American poet who lives in Wisconsin.

Among other honors, Antler received the Whitman Prize from the Walt Whitman Association, given to the poet "whose contribution best reveals the continuing presence of Walt Whitman in American poetry," in 1985. Antler also was awarded the Witter Bynner prize in 1987. Antler was the poet laureate of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 2002 and 2003. He is also an advocate for wilderness protection.

Antler (disambiguation)

An antler is the large horn-like appendage of deer or related species.

Antler or Antlers may also refer to:


  • Antler (poet) (born 1946), American poet who lives in Wisconsin

Towns and Cities:

  • Antler, Saskatchewan
  • Antlers, Colorado
  • Antler, North Dakota
  • Antlers, Oklahoma
  • Antler, West Virginia
  • Antler No. 61, Saskatchewan, a rural municipality in Canada

In Martial Arts:

  • Deer Horn Knives, a martial arts weapon sometimes called deer antlers.


  • Antler Luggage, a brand of suitcase
  • Antlers (Pillow Pal), a Pillow Pal moose made by Ty, Inc
  • The Antlers (University of Missouri), a student cheering section at University of Missouri basketball games
  • The Antlers (band), an indie rock band based in Brooklyn
  • Antlers Hotel (Colorado Springs, Colorado), also known as The Antlers
  • Kashima Antlers, a J. League football team
  • Antler Peak, a prominent mountain peak in Yellowstone National Park
  • Antler (cocktail), an alcoholic shot in support of the Milwaukee Bucks
Antler (cocktail)

The Antler is a cocktail, generally served in a shot glass, made up of two parts Fireball to one part Sour Apple Pucker. It is the unofficial shot of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, created by fans to consume both pregame as good luck and post-game in celebration of victory. The Sour Apple Pucker tints the drink green, which is the primary color of the Bucks. It originated at Bar None on Water Street in Milwaukee, though its popularity is growing among more bars in the Milwaukee area.

Usage examples of "antler".

She was aware that the Antler Kindred thought of her kind as barbaric, and for the first time she understood why they held that belief.

The Antler Kindred were weak, spineless creatures, cowardly and frail, and everyone knew it.

It was typical of the Antler Kindred to react with fear, Katara thought with scorn.

His jawline was smooth, since Antler men, like all Kindred, did not grow facial hair in human form.

And of course he spent much of each day in his stag form, wandering the forest, just as most of the Antler did.

There were times he longed for something interesting to happen, in order to break up the quiet monotony that was so much a part of Antler existence.

That is like penning an Antler in a meadow and telling him he may not graze.

A few prides still attacked the Antler when they ranged too far abroad, but they were decidedly in the minority among the Claw.

In human form, the Antler did little with their time besides eat, talk, and share mugs of ale in the evening.

His younger brother had ever possessed a fiery temper, which occasionally caused trouble among the Antler Kindred.

There were plenty of Antler women who would be more than willing to lay with him if he so much as crooked a finger in their direction.

Beneath her spread out the green meadows that surrounded the keep, where a few Antler grazed in their animal forms, and beyond them sprawled a mass of buildings built of the same silvery stone that surrounded her.

It appeared she was doomed to headaches as long as she dwelt among the Antler Kindred.

Getting out of the Antler keep was going to be more difficult than she had originally anticipated.

Her hair fell loose and tangled over her shoulders, because she had not been offered a thong to tie it up with, and she wore the odd alien clothing that the Antler affected, rather than the animal skins her people wore in the cold season, or the nudity they preferred in the heat.