bourrelet definition

  • noun:
    • A ring of gentler material around the diameter of a shell of a gun, which acts as a sealant so the propellent fumes don't leak through area between your shell while the barrel.
    • The stuffed roll (see burlet) which formed an integral part of female head-dress when you look at the fourteenth century.
    • In milit. outfit, a wreath or turban of material, worn upon the helmet.
    • In heraldry identify tortil.

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