from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short cape.
- n. A mobile screen or shield formerly used to protect besieging soldiers.
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- n. Alternative form of mantlet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short cloak formerly worn by knights.
- n. A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short cloak or mantle.
- n. A woman's garment, narrower than the mantle, and approaching the form of a tippet or broad scarf, worn over the shoulders.
- n. Same as cointoise. See also lambrequin, 1 .
- n. In gunnery, a shield to protect men serving guns in embrasures, casemates, or portholes from the bullets of sharpshooters.
- n. A movable roof or screen used in sieges, etc., to protect the besiegers in their attacks. See cat-castle, vinea, sow, 4.
- n. A movable shelter used in a hunting-field.
- n. A flexible covering, usually of rope, drawn close round a gun when it is discharged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short cape worn by women
- n. portable bulletproof shelter
Aunt Pitty had made her a pretty green mantelet which hid her figure and a green pancake hat which matched her eyes, and she always wore these becoming garments on her business calls.
Velvet mantelet, with arabesque in silk braiding, a quarter of an inch wide, and satin stitch, slightly fitting to the waist; wide sleeves, and entirely embroidered.
Compare to that yellow-nailed, swart bear-skin, the coat-armour made with cloth of Tars, the mantelet thick-sown with rubies; for the locks like the raven's plumage, the curls like Apollo's tresses.
Then, approaching the mantelet -- "Much pleasure, Monseigneur," said he.
_ -- Bonnet of purple velvet with black feather; full mantelet of black velvet, trimmed with lace and buttons; dress of dark valencias, very full, and plain.
It requires great dexterity in cutting out the mantelet to give a graceful appearance to this innovation.
I wore the new bonnet and mantelet to church to-day: – frightened the sexton, made the minister squint, and the congregation stare.
Oh, what headdresses! what silks! what a bonnet, what a mantelet!
Let us at least go back, fill up once more, and raise a mantelet against the bolts, for they have an arbalist which shoots both straight and hard.
She had set her heart on a silk mantelet marked thirteen francs, which she had seen in a shopwindow.