ailette

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French ailette, diminutive of aile (wing).

NounEdit

ailette (plural ailettes)

  1. (historical) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, being the prototype of the epaulet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)

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Further readingEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ailette in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

aile +‎ -ette

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ailette f (plural ailettes)

  1. small wing

DescendantsEdit

  • English: ailette

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