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 \ ˈmant-​lət \ : a movable shelter formerly used by besiegers as a protection when attacking

First Known Use of mantelet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mantelet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mantel

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