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mantelet

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noun man·tel·et \ˈmant-lət, ˈman-təl-ət, ˌman-tə-ˈlet\

Definition of mantelet

  1. 1 :  a very short cape or cloak

  2. 2 or mantlet \ˈmant-lət\ :  a movable shelter formerly used by besiegers as a protection when attacking



Origin and Etymology of mantelet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mantel


First Known Use: 14th century

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