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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Mantlet


MANT'LET, noun [dim. of mantle.] A small cloke worn by women.

1. In fortification, a kind of movable parapet or penthouse, made of planks, nailed one over another to the highth of almost six feet, cased with tin and set on wheels. In a siege, this is driven before pioneers, to protect them from the enemy's small shot.