Meaning of ventail


Pronunciation: (ven'tāl), [key]
— n.
  1. the pivoted middle element of a face defense of a close helmet. See diag. under
  2. a flap of mail attached to a coif and fastened across the lower part of the face during combat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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