aventail

[ av-uh n-teyl ]
/ ˈæv ənˌteɪl /

noun Armor.

Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders.

Nearby words

  1. avellaneda,
  2. avenaceous,
  3. avenge,
  4. avenger,
  5. avens,
  6. aventine,
  7. aventurine,
  8. avenue,
  9. avenzoar,
  10. aver

Origin of aventail

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French aventaille, equivalent to a- (< ?) + ventaille ventail

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