[ uh-let ]
/ əˈlɛt /


(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.

Origin of alette

1810–20; < French, variant of ailette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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