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mesail

[mes-eyl] /ˈmɛs eɪl/
noun, Armor.
1.
a pivoted piece on a helmet between a visor and a beaver.
Also, mezail.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; probably ≪ Old French muçaille concealment, derivative of mucier to conceal; cf. miche
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