alette

noun \ə-ˈlet, a-\
variants: or

allette

\ə-ˈlet, a-\

Definition of alette

plural

-s

  1. 1 Roman & neoclassic archit :  the pilasterlike abutment of an arch that is seen on either side of the large engaged column and that carries the entablature

  2. 2 :  a wing of a building

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Origin and Etymology of alette

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


First Known Use: 1816


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