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ailette

[ey-let] /eɪˈlɛt/
noun, Armor.
1.
either of two standing pieces of metal or cuir-bouilli, attached to the shoulders as an ornament or as a means of displaying the wearer's arms: used c1275–c1350.
Origin of ailette
< Middle French, diminutive of aile wing. See aisle, -ette
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