variants or allette
plural -s
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
: a wing of a building

Word History


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

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of alette was in 1816

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“Alette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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