mantelet

noun man·tel·et \ ˈmant-lət , ˈman-tᵊl-ət , ˌman-tə-ˈlet \

Definition of mantelet

1 :a very short cape or cloak
2 or mantlet play \ˈmant-lət\ :a movable shelter formerly used by besiegers as a protection when attacking

Origin and Etymology of mantelet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mantel


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