Borrowed from French abat-vent, from abattre (“to throw down”) + vent (“wind”), from Latin ventus.
abat-vent (plural abat-vents)
- (architecture) Louvres or strips of wood or metal used as windbreaks that allow light and air in, often seen in belfries.
- A sloping roof.
- A metal chimney cap.
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2
abat-vent m (plural abat-vents)
- chimney cowl
- louver boarding (of window, opening), abat-vent
- (agriculture) wind screen