noun ton·let \ˈtənlə̇t\

Definition of tonlet



  1. :  one of the horizontal overlapping bands forming a short skirt in late medieval armor

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Origin and Etymology of tonlet

French tonnelet, from Middle French, probably from diminutive of tonnel, tonel cask, barrel; from the resemblance of the bands to staves of a barrel — more at tunnel

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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