American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of mantelet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mantelet.
- n. A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
- n. military, now historical A portable screen or other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of soldiers engaged in a siege.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See mantelet.
- n. portable bulletproof shelter
- From Late Latin mantellettum ("short mantle") and its source, Anglo-Norman mantelet, Old French mantelet, diminutive of mantel ("mantle"). (Wiktionary)
“Madame Ellen Gowan was indeed dressed delightfully today in dove gray jersey wool, with a mantlet of rich black velvet lined with white fur.”
“Thirty of you, with axes, and make kindling wood of that mantlet.”
“Destroy that mantlet before these strangers can land!”
“The ram was released, and the mantlet began to recede from the gate as swiftly as it had advanced.”
“They had found an ox-cart, and mounted the mantlet on the wheels, great solid disks of oak.”
“But, with a deep-throated shout, the mantlet was pushed to the wall, and a heavy, iron-tipped boom, thrust through an aperture in the center of the shield, began to thunder on the gate, driven by arms knotted with brawny muscles and backed with blood-thirsty fury.”
“Faith, with her quiet self-respect, and the largeness learned from sorrow, was almost capable of not weeping that she had left at home her apple-green Poland mantlet and jockey bonnet of lilac satin checked with maroon.”
“Out upon the moor, where he was now, no shelter of any kind encouraged him; no mantlet of bank, or ridge, or brush-wood, set up a furry shiver betwixt him and the tatterdemalion wind.”
“His first round hit the shot trap under the gun mantlet, ricocheted downward, killed the driver and bow gunner, and set the Mark V on fire.”
“The Jumbo carried about six inches of armor up front (the lower hull was some - what thicker than the upper hull) and, combining armor and the gun mantlet, thirteen inches of protection on the turret front.”
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