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mantelet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mantelet  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mantelet 
  n  1:  portable  bulletproof  shelter  [syn:  {mantlet}] 
  2:  short  cape  worn  by  women  [syn:  {mantilla}] 




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