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1. The movable part of the front of a medieval helmet, fitting over the nose and mouth; the upper beaver.
2. A removable flap of mail worn across the mouth and chin.

[Middle English, from Old French vantail, from vent, wind, from Latin ventus; see wē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (in medieval armour) a covering for the lower part of the face
[C14: from Old French ventaille sluice, from vent wind, from Latin ventus]
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(ˈvɛn teɪl)

a movable part on the lower front of a medieval helmet.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French ventaille=vent (< Latin ventus wind1) + -aille -al2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ventail - a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neckventail - a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
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