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aventail

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Etymology

From Middle English aventayle, from Old French esventail air-hole, from esventer (Modern French éventer), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ex out + ventus wind

Noun

Singular
aventail

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the flap or adjustable part of the hood of mail, which when unfastened allowed the hood to drop upon the shoulders.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The movable front to a helmet; the ventail.

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