Definition for MAN'TEL-ET


  1. or MANT'LET n. [dim. of mantle.]
  2. A small cloke worn by women. Johnson.
  3. 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. Harris.

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