Ailette

In heraldry, an ailette (or emerass) is a small escutcheon which was fixed to the shoulders of armed knights. They were made of steel and introduced during the reign of Edward I, forming the origin of the modern epaulette.
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Ailette

Ai·lette noun [ French ailette , dim. of aile wing, Latin ala .] A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, -- being the prototype of the modern epaulet. Fairholt.
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Ailette

• (n.) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, -- being the prototype of the modern epaulet.
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ailette

(from the article `military technology`) ...this reason, the breastplate was followed shortly by the backplate. From the late 13th century, plate protection spread from the knees and elbows ...
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Ailette

[river] The Ailette is a {convert|59.5|km|mi|abbr=on} long river in the Aisne département, eastern France. Its source is at Sainte-Croix. It flows generally west-northwest. It is a left tributary of the Oise into which it flows between Manicamp and Quierzy, {convert|30|km|mi|abbr=on} northeast of Compiègne. On most of its course, it share...
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Ailette

The ailette (French language for little wing) was a component of thirteenth century knightly armour. Usually made of cuir bouilli (sometimes of plate or parchment), ailettes were thick, quadrangular pieces of leather or wood that attached to the shoulders by means of silk or leather cord. Ailettes were usually flat and nearly rectangular in shape,...
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ailette

plate of armour worn on shoulder
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