mantling

[ mant-ling ]
/ ˈmænt lɪŋ /

noun Heraldry.

a decorative piece of cloth represented as hanging from a torse so as to cover the sides and rear of a helmet and often so as to frame the escutcheon below.

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Also called lambrequin.

Origin of mantling

First recorded in 1500–10; mantle + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for mantling

mantling
/ (ˈmæntlɪŋ) /

noun

heraldry the drapery or scrollwork around a shield

Word Origin for mantling

C16: from mantle
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