mantlet

mantlet

[mant-lit]
noun Military.
mantelet ( def 2 ).
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mantelet or mantlet (ˈmæntəˌlɛt)
 
n
1.  a woman's short mantle, often lace-trimmed, worn in the mid-19th century
2.  a portable bulletproof screen or shelter
 
[C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantelmantle]
 
mantlet or mantlet
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantelmantle]

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