Definition of mantelet in English:

mantelet

(also mantlet)

noun

  • 1historical A woman's short, loose sleeveless cloak or shawl.

    ‘She was in an open pale-blue dress with a fine beadwork, a white lacy airy mantelet on her shoulders.’
    cloak, cape, shawl, wrap, stole
  • 2A bulletproof screen for a soldier.

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French mantelet, diminutive of mantel ‘mantle’.

Pronunciation

mantelet

/ˈmantlət/ /ˈmæntlət/