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aventail

[av-uh n-teyl] /ˈæv ənˌteɪl/
noun, Armor.
1.
Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders.
2.
Origin of aventail
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French aventaille, equivalent to a- (< ?) + ventaille ventail
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