the movable piece of armor forming the lower front part of a metal helmet
Origin of ventailMiddle English ventaylle ; from Old French ventaille ; from vent (; from Classical Latin ventus), wind
- The movable part of the front of a medieval helmet, fitting over the nose and mouth; the upper beaver.
- A removable flap of mail worn across the mouth and chin.
Origin of ventailMiddle English, from Old French vantail, from vent, wind, from Latin ventus; see w&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
From Old French ventaille.