Meaning of ailette in English:

ailette

(also alette)

Pronunciation /eɪˈlɛt/

noun

historical
  • Each of a pair of pieces of leather or other material worn over the shoulders as part of the accoutrements of an armoured knight or man-at-arms.

    Now generally thought to have been worn primarily for purposes of heraldic display or other decoration rather than for protection.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Morte Arthure. From Anglo-Norman alette, specific use of alette little wing from ale wing + -ete.