mantlet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mantlet portable bulletproof shelter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mantlet See Mantelet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mantlet See mantelet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mantlet a small cloak for women:
    • ns Mantlet (fort.) a movable shield or screen to protect an attacking force, or gunners while serving their guns
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mantel (Fr. manteau)—L. mantellum, a napkin.

Usage

In literature:

They are bringing forward shield and mantlet.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Though he who fears death lie in the heart of the valley, no mantlet shall shelter him.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
From this height Simon could see the crowds of men behind each mantlet.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Screens and mantlets for the protection of the engine-workers were used in great variety.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
Bring up everything ye can find that will do to raise a mantlet!
"The Winning of the Golden Spurs" by Percy F. Westerman
Rope mantlets are used on the breeches of some of the barbette guns.
"The Civil War in America" by William Howard Russell
On no account have targets that necessitate any one's going down the range, or coming out from a mantlet, to change.
"Automatic Pistol Shooting" by Walter Winans
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