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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ailette  \Ai*lette\,  n.  [F.  ailette,  dim.  of  aile  wing,  L.  ala.] 
  A  small  square  shield,  formerly  worn  on  the  shoulders  of 
  knights,  --  being  the  prototype  of  the  modern  epaulet.