[men-tuh n-yair; French mahn-taw-nyer]

noun, plural men·ton·nières [men-tuh n-yairz; French mahn-taw-nyer] /ˌmɛn tənˈyɛərz; French mɑ̃ tɔˈnyɛr/. Armor.

any of various plate pieces for protecting the lower part of the face, as a beaver.

Nearby words

  1. menticide,
  2. mention,
  3. mentmore,
  4. mentoanterior position,
  5. menton,
  6. mentoplasty,
  7. mentoposterior position,
  8. mentor,
  9. mentoring,
  10. mentotransverse position

Origin of mentonnière

1815–25; < French, equivalent to menton chin + -ière, feminine of -ier -ier2; see brassiere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019