I. noun 1. each of the branched horns on the head of an adult deer (typically a male one), which are made of bone and are grown and cast annually. • a stag’s antlers.
• [ mass noun]
combs made of antler.
2. each of the branches on an antler. II. derivatives antlered /ˈantləd / adjective
– origin late Middle English (originally denoting the lowest (forward-directed) branch of the antler): from Anglo-Norman French, variant of Old French antoillier, of unknown origin.