ventail

noun
ven·​tail | \ˈven-ˌtāl \

Definition of ventail 

: the lower movable front of a medieval helmet

First Known Use of ventail

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventail

Middle English ventaile, borrowed from Anglo-French ventaille, from venter "to blow, fan" (derivative of vent "wind," going back to Latin ventus) + -aille, deverbal and denominal suffix, originally collective (going back to Latin -ālia -al entry 2) — more at wind entry 1

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