mantelet

[man-tl-et, mant-lit]
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noun

a short mantle.
Also mantlet. Military.
  1. manta(def 3).
  2. any of various bulletproof shelters or screens.

Nearby words

  1. manteca,
  2. mantegna,
  3. mantegna, andrea,
  4. mantel,
  5. mantelboard,
  6. mantelletta,
  7. mantellone,
  8. mantelpiece,
  9. mantelshelf,
  10. manteltree

Origin of mantelet

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see mantle, -et

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British Dictionary definitions for mantelet

mantelet

mantlet

noun

a woman's short mantle, often lace-trimmed, worn in the mid-19th century
a portable bulletproof screen or shelter

Word Origin for mantelet

C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantel mantle

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