A mobile display screen or guard formerly familiar with protect besieging soldiers.
alternate form of mantlet.
A short cloak previously donned by knights.
a brief cloak or mantle donned by females.
A musket-proof shield of line, lumber, or material, which is occasionally utilized for the protection of sappers or riflemen while assaulting a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now generally written mantlet.
a quick cloak or mantle.
A woman's apparel, narrower compared to the mantle, and nearing the type of a tippet or broad scarf, worn throughout the shoulders.
identical to cointoise. See also lambrequin, -
In gunnery, a shield to guard men providing guns in embrasures, casemates, or portholes from bullets of sharpshooters.
A movable roof or display screen found in sieges, etc., to protect the besiegers in their assaults. See cat-castle, vinea, sow, 4.
A movable shelter found in a hunting-field.
A flexible covering, typically of rope, attracted close round a gun when it's discharged.