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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.
     [1913 Webster]

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.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Arch.) A little pediment over a door or window.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Med.) A medicament or application for the forehead.
        [Obs.] --Quincy.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Anat.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones,
        of the cranium.
        [1913 Webster]
     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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: belonging to the front part; "a frontal appendage"
      2: of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air;
         "frontal rainfall"
      3: meeting front to front; "a frontal attack"; "a head-on
         collision" [syn: frontal, head-on]
      4: of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone; "the frontal
      n 1: an adornment worn on the forehead [syn: frontlet,
      2: a drapery that covers the front of an altar
      3: the face or front of a building [syn: facade, frontage,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "frontal":
     Communion table, altar, altar carpet, altar desk, altar facing,
     altar of prothesis, altar rail, altar side, altar slab,
     altar stair, altar stone, altarpiece, ancona, anterior,
     anteriority, bold front, bomos, brave face, brave front,
     chancel table, chief, credence, display, eschara, facade, face,
     facet, facia, first, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand,
     foreland, foremost, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword,
     forward, front, front elevation, front man, front matter,
     front page, front view, frontage, frontier, frontispiece, gradin,
     head, heading, headmost, hestia, holy table, lap, leading, mensal,
     missal stand, obverse, predella, preface, prefix, primary, prime,
     priority, proscenium, prothesis, retable, retablo, rood altar,
     scrobis, superaltar, window dressing

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