Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of mantelet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See mantelet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mantelet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. portable bulletproof shelter

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Madame Ellen Gowan was indeed dressed delightfully today in dove gray jersey wool, with a mantlet of rich black velvet lined with white fur.

    The Dressmaker

  • Thirty of you, with axes, and make kindling wood of that mantlet.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • "Destroy that mantlet before these strangers can land!"

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • The ram was released, and the mantlet began to recede from the gate as swiftly as it had advanced.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • They had found an ox-cart, and mounted the mantlet on the wheels, great solid disks of oak.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • 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.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • 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.

    Springhaven

  • 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.

    Mary Anerley

  • 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.

    Steel Victory

  • 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.

    Steel Victory

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