[man-tl-et, mant-lit]


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

Origin of mantelet

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see mantle, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mantelet




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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