Definitions for ventailˈvɛn teɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•tailˈvɛn teɪl(n.)

  1. a movable part on the lower front of a medieval helmet.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of ventail:

1300–50; ME < MF ventaille=vent (< L ventuswind1) +-aille -al2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. camail, aventail, ventail(noun)

    a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck


  1. ventail(Noun)

    A piece of armour used to protect the neck.

  2. ventail(Noun)

    The movable front part of a helmet, originally including the visor but later specifically the separate lower section.

  3. ventail(Noun)

    That part of a mediaeval helmet which is intended for the admission of air.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventail(noun)

    that part of a helmet which is intended for the admission of air, -- sometimes in the visor

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