aventail

aventail

[av-uhn-teyl]
noun Armor.
1.
Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French aventaille, equivalent to a- (< ?) + ventaille ventail

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aventail

noun
a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck [syn: camail
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