Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See mantelet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See mantelet.

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  • noun A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
  • noun military, now historical A portable screen or other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of soldiers engaged in a siege.

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  • noun portable bulletproof shelter

Etymologies

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From Late Latin mantellettum ("short mantle") and its source, Anglo-Norman mantelet, Old French mantelet, diminutive of mantel ("mantle").

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