Definition of ailette in English:

ailette

(also alette)

noun

historical
  • Each of a pair of pieces of leather or other material worn over the shoulders as part of the accoutrements of an armoured knight or man-at-arms.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Morte Arthure. From Anglo-Norman alette, specific use of alette little wing from ale wing + -ete; compare -et.

Pronunciation

ailette

/eɪˈlɛt/