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alette

[uh-let] /əˈlɛt/
noun
1.
(in classical architecture) a part of a pier, flanking a pilaster or engaged column and supporting either impost of an arch.
2.
a small wing of a building.
3.
either jamb of a doorway.
Origin of alette
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, variant of ailette
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