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ˈæv ənˌteɪlaven·tail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. camail, aventail, ventail(noun)

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


  1. aventail(Noun)

    the flap or adjustable part of the hood of mail, which when unfastened allowed the hood to drop upon the shoulders.

  2. aventail(Noun)

    The movable front to a helmet; the ventail.

  3. Origin: From aventayle, from esventail air-hole, from esventer (Modern French éventer), from ex out + ventus wind

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aventail(noun)

    the movable front to a helmet; the ventail

  2. Origin: [OF. esventail. Cf. Ventail.]


  1. Aventail

    An aventail or camail is a flexible curtain of mail attached to the skull of a helmet that extends to cover the throat, neck and shoulders. Part or all of the face, with spaces to allow vision, could also be covered. The earliest camails were riveted directly to the edge of the helmet, however, beginning in the 1320s in Western Europe a detachable version replaced this type. The detachable aventail was attached to a leather band, which was in turn attached to the lower border of the helmet by a series of staples called vervelles. Holes in the leather band were passed over the vervelles, and a waxed cord was passed through the holes in the vervelles to secure it. Aventails were most commonly seen on bascinets in the 14th century and served as a replacement for a complete mail hood. Some aventails were decorated with edging in brass or bronze links, or with a zig-zag lower edge. By the late 15th century, the aventail had replaced the mail coif completely.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aventail in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aventail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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