ailette

noun

ai·​lette
ā-ˈlet
plural -s
: a plate of forged iron or steel worn over a coat of mail to protect the shoulder

Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French ailette, alette, elette small wing, diminutive of ele wing

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ailette was in the 15th century

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“Ailette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ailette. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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