alette

[ uh-let ]
/ əˈlɛt /

noun

(in classical architecture) a part of a pier, flanking a pilaster or engaged column and supporting either impost of an arch.
a small wing of a building.
either jamb of a doorway.

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Origin of alette

1810–20; < French, variant of ailette
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