[syn: mantelet, mantilla]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mantelet \Man"tel*et\, n. [F., dim. of manteau, OF. mantel. See
(a) A short cloak formerly worn by knights.
(b) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
A mantelet upon his shoulders hanging.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: portable bulletproof shelter [syn: mantelet, mantlet]
2: short cape worn by women [syn: mantelet, mantilla]