mantelet


man·tel·et

noun \ˈmant-lət, ˈman-təl-ət, ˌman-tə-ˈlet\

Definition of MANTELET

1
:  a very short cape or cloak
2
or mant·let \ˈmant-lət\ :  a movable shelter formerly used by besiegers as a protection when attacking

Origin of MANTELET

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mantel
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MANTELET

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