- a short mantle, cape, or cloak
- a protective shelter or screen; esp.,
- a movable roof or screen formerly used to protect besiegers from the enemy
- any of various bulletproof shields or screens
Origin of manteletOFr, diminutive of mantel: see mantle
- A short cape.
- also mant·let A mobile screen or shield formerly used to protect besieging soldiers.
Origin of manteletMiddle English, from Old French, diminutive of mantel, mantle; see mantle.
- Alternative form of mantlet.