ai·​lette | \ ā-ˈlet \
plural -s

Definition of ailette

: a plate of forged iron or steel worn over a coat of mail to protect the shoulder

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First Known Use of ailette

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ailette

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

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“Ailette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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