aventail

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From Middle English aventayle, from Old French esventail air-hole, from esventer (Modern French éventer), from Latin ex out + ventus wind

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aventail (plural aventails)

  1. (chain mail armour) the flap or adjustable part of the hood of mail, which when unfastened allowed the hood to drop upon the shoulders.
  2. (solid armour) The movable front to a helmet; the ventail.

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