- (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
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Examples from the Web for 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.
Do you know, Alette, I think you must actually break off with Lexow.
The issue of this strife was, that—Alf got the upper hand of Alette.