mantelet

noun

man·​tel·​et ˈmant-lət How to pronounce mantelet (audio)
ˈman-tᵊl-ət,
ˌman-tə-ˈlet
1
: a very short cape or cloak
2
or mantlet : a movable shelter formerly used by besiegers as a protection when attacking

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mantel

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Mantelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantelet. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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