mantelet definition

  • noun:
    • a quick cape.
    • 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.
    • quick cape worn by females
    • lightweight bulletproof housing

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