1 portable bulletproof shelter [syn: mantlet]
2 short cape worn by women [syn: mantilla]
- A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
- A portable screen or
other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of
soldiers engaged in a siege.
- 1819: They bring forward mantelets and pavisses, and the archers muster on the skirts of the wood like a dark cloud before a hailstorm. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe