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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VENT'AIL, n. That part of a helmet made to be lifted up; the part intended for the admission of air, or for breathing.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck [syn: camail, aventail, ventail]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ventaille, from venter to blow, exhale, from vent wind Date: 14th century the lower movable front of a medieval helmet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ventail Vent"ail, n. [OF. ventaille, F. ventail. See Ventilate, and cf. Aventail.] That part of a helmet which is intended for the admission of air, -- sometimes in the visor. --Spenser. Her ventail up so high that he descried Her goodly visage and her beauty's pride. --Fairfax.



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