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 for Ventail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ventail \Vent"ail\ (v[e^]nt"[=a]l), n. [OF. ventaille, F.
     ventail. See Ventilate, and cf. Aventail.]
     That part of a helmet which is intended for the admission of
     air, -- sometimes in the visor. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]
           Her ventail up so high that he descried
           Her goodly visage and her beauty's pride. --Fairfax.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect
           the head and neck [syn: camail, aventail, ventail]

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