mantelet

[man-tl-et, mant-lit]

Origin of mantelet

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

mantlet

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

Word Origin for mantelet

C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantel mantle
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