noun at·te·let \ˈa-tə-ˌlā\

Definition of attelet



  1. :  a small, ornamental metal skewer used as decoration when serving food Each pyramid of sandwiches is surmounted by a silver attelet run through a small paper or silk pennon, and bearing the name of the sandwich in silver or gold letters. — Janet McKenzie Hill, The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics, June–July 1901 Fluted lemon and truffle rounds are strung along a decorative attelet piercing the bird's rump. — Gael Greene, New York Magazine, 31 July 1972

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Origin and Etymology of attelet

borrowed from French attelet, hâtelet, going back to Middle French hastelet “skewer of roasted meat” — more at haslet

First Known Use: 1847

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