Aventail definition

ăvən-tāl
Neck and shoulder mail that is attached to a helmet.
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Noun

Singular:
aventail
Plural:
aventails

Origin of aventail

  • Middle English aventaille aventail, beaver of a helmet from Anglo-Norman probably alteration of esventail aventail from Old French esventer to let out air, ventilate from Vulgar Latin exventāre vent1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition