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mantelet

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Etymology

From Old French mantelet, diminutive of mantel ‘mantle’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmæntlɪt/

Noun

Singular
mantelet

Plural
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mantelet ({{{1}}})
  1. A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
  2. (military) A portable screen or other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of soldiers engaged in a siege.
    • 1819: They bring forward mantelets and pavisses, and the archers muster on the skirts of the wood like a dark cloud before a hailstorm. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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