- (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
Examples from the Web for alette
Historical Examples of alette
Alette danced with her Alf, who bore himself nobly as a Halling-youth.
And Alf went to his Alette, who looked inquiringly and uneasily at him.
Susanna went now again on Harald's arm, Alette on her Alf's.
But I was compelled to hear, 'Alette is much more sensible than you.
Do you know, Alette, I think you must actually break off with Lexow.