av·​en·​tail ˈa-vən-ˌtāl How to pronounce aventail (audio)

Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French aventaille, alteration of ventaille

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aventail was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aventail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aventail. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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