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.
The movable piece of armor forming the lower front part of a metal helmet.
Origin of ventail
- Middle English from Old French vantail from vent wind from Latin ventus wē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French ventaille.