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noun 
  1. (Mail armour): the flap or adjustable part of the hood of mail, which when unfastened allowed the hood to drop upon the shoulders.
  2. (Solid armour): The movable front to a helmet; the ventail.
Etymology: Middle English aventayle, from Old French esventail air-hole, from esventer (Modern French éventer), from Latin ex out + ventus'' wind


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