Pronunciation: (ēr'lok"), [key]
1. a lock of hair worn near or in front of the ear.
2. Judaism.a lock of hair worn in front of each ear by Hasidic and Yemenite Jewish males in accordance with the Biblical prohibition against clipping the hair at the temples. Lev. 19:27.
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