Mantelet Man"tel*et, n. [F., dim. of manteau, OF. mantel. See {Mantle}.] 1. (a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights. (b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women. [1913 Webster]

A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Fort.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now commonly written {mantlet}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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