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Meaning of aventail

av•en•tail

Pronunciation: (av'un-tāl"), [key]
— n. Armor.
  1. Also calleda mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders.
  2. ventail.
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