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manteau

[man-toh, man-toh] /ˈmæn toʊ, mænˈtoʊ/
noun, plural manteaus, manteaux
[man-tohz, man-tohz] /ˈmæn toʊz, mænˈtoʊz/ (Show IPA).
Obsolete
1.
a mantle or cloak, especially one worn by women.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < French; see mantle
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British Dictionary definitions for manteau

manteau

/ˈmæntəʊ; French mɑ̃to/
noun (pl) -teaus (-təʊz), (French) -teaux (-to)
1.
a cloak or mantle
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin mantellummantle
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Word Origin and History for manteau
n.

"cloak, mantle," 1670s, from French manteau, from Old French mantel (see mantle).

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