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mentonnière

[ men-tuhn-yair; French mahn-taw-nyer ]
/ ˌmɛn tənˈyɛər; French mɑ̃ tɔˈnyɛr /
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noun, plural men·ton·nières [men-tuhn-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.
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Origin of mentonnière

1815–25; <French, equivalent to menton chin + -ière, feminine of -ier-ier2; see brassiere
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