Definition of mantling in English:

mantling

noun

Heraldry
  • A piece of ornamental drapery depicted issuing from a helmet and surrounding a shield.

    Compare with lambrequin (sense 2)

    ‘the mantlings of peers are lined with ermine’
    • ‘coats of arms in Baroque mantling’
    • ‘The coat of arms with its elaborate rococo style mantling has almost no identifiable Chinese precedent.’

Pronunciation

mantling

/ˈmantliNG/ /ˈmæntlɪŋ/

Origin

Late 16th century from mantle+ -ing.