1. [syn: camail, aventail, ventail]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ventail \Vent"ail\ (v[e^]nt"[=a]l), n. [OF. ventaille, F.
ventail. See Ventilate, and cf. Aventail.]
That part of a helmet which is intended for the admission of
air, -- sometimes in the visor. --Spenser.
Her ventail up so high that he descried
Her goodly visage and her beauty's pride. --Fairfax.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect
the head and neck [syn: camail, aventail, ventail]