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aventail

[ av-uhn-teyl ]
/ ˈæv ənˌteɪl /
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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.

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Origin of aventail

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