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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.] (Zool.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as of a stag. [1913 Webster] Huge stags with sixteen antlers. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Antler moth (Zool.), a destructive European moth (Cerapteryx graminis), which devastates grass lands. [1913 Webster]