ailette (plural ailettes)
- (historical) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, being the prototype of the epaulet.
- 1858, “Arms, Armour, and Military Usages of the Fourteenth Century”, in The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, volume 205:
- […] at the back of the shoulder is fixed an ailette
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ailette in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
ailette f (plural ailettes)
- small wing
- English: ailette