Mantelet meaning

măntl-ĭt, măntlĭt
A mobile screen or shield formerly used to protect besieging soldiers.
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A short cape.
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A short mantle, cape, or cloak.
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A protective shelter or screen.
  • A movable roof or screen formerly used to protect besiegers from the enemy.
  • Any of various bulletproof shields or screens.
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Alternative form of mantlet.
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Origin of mantelet

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of mantel mantle mantle

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