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mantelet

[man-tl-et, mant-lit] /ˈmæn tlˌɛt, ˈmænt lɪt/
noun
1.
a short mantle.
2.
Also, mantlet. Military.
  1. manta (def 3).
  2. any of various bulletproof shelters or screens.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French; see mantle, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for mantelet

mantelet

/ˈmæntəˌlɛt/
noun
1.
a woman's short mantle, often lace-trimmed, worn in the mid-19th century
2.
a portable bulletproof screen or shelter
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantelmantle
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