mantlet

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From Late Latin mantellettum ‎(short mantle) and its source, Anglo-Norman mantelet, Old French mantelet, diminutive of mantel ‎(mantle).

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mantlet ‎(plural mantlets)

  1. A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
  2. (military, now historical) A portable screen or other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of soldiers engaged in a siege.
    • 2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 947:
      Already their archers were stealing forward, pushing their rolling mantlets.

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