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 for Frontal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frontal \Fron"tal\, a. [Cf. F. frontal.]
     Belonging to the front part; being in front; esp. (Anat.), Of
     or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the
     roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. Frontate

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