noun ai·lette \ā-ˈlet\

Definition of ailette



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

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Origin and Etymology of ailette

French, from Old French ailette, alette, elette small wing, diminutive of ele wing — more at aisle

First Known Use: 15th century

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