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Meaning of MANTELET

Pronunciation:  'man`tlet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  short cape worn by women
  2. [n]  portable bulletproof shelter
 

MANTELET is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mantilla, mantlet
 
 See Also: cape, mantle, shelter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Man"tel*et\, n. [F., dim. of manteau, OF. mantel. See
{Mantle}.]
1.
   (a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights.
   (b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.

             A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging.
                                               --Chaucer.

2. (Fort.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal,
   which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or
   riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at
   embrasures; -- now commonly written {mantlet}.



 

 

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