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mentonnière

[men-tuh n-yair; French mahn-taw-nyer] /ˌmɛn tənˈyɛər; French mɑ̃ tɔˈnyɛr/
noun, plural mentonnières
[men-tuh n-yairz; French mahn-taw-nyer] /ˌmɛn tənˈyɛərz; French mɑ̃ tɔˈnyɛr/ (Show IPA).
Armor.
1.
any of various plate pieces for protecting the lower part of the face, as a beaver.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French, equivalent to menton chin + -ière, feminine of -ier -ier2; see brassiere
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