Definition of alette in English:

alette

noun

Architecture
  • In classical architecture: each of the parts of a pier visible between engaged columns or pilasters, typically forming the abutment of an arch. Formerly also: †a piedroit.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles James (d. 1821), army officer and writer. From French alette from classical Latin āla wing + -ette.

Pronunciation

alette

/əˈlɛt//aˈlɛt/