aventail

[av-uh n-teyl]

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.

Origin of aventail

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