An antler is one of a pair of horns that belong to most members of the deer family. An antler is usually curved and has branches.

Antlers come in pairs: there are two antlers coming out of a deer’s head. Antlers are branched like a tree limb, and some are very long and large. The elk is an animal with impressive antlers. Antlers look intimidating and can be used as a weapon by the deer when head-butting. Only the males have antlers in most species.

Definitions of antler
  1. noun
    deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
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    type of:
    one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
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