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ailette

[ey-let]
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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.
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Origin of ailette

< Middle French, diminutive of aile wing. See aisle, -ette
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Historical Examples

  • South of the Ailette River the French fought their way forward foot by foot.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)

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  • Assemblages of German troops north of Ailette were dispersed with heavy losses by the concentrated fire from French batteries.

  • The enemy had already moved their artillery across the Ailette to a ridge north of the river.

    America's War for Humanity

    Thomas Herbert Russell

  • Since then they had clung desperately to this ridge, which dominates the valley of the Aisne and the Ailette Valley.

  • The use of the ailette has somewhat perplexed antiquarian writers.