Part"let (?), n. [Dim. of part.]

1.

A covering for the neck, and sometimes for the shoulders and breast; originally worn by both sexes, but laterby women alone; a ruff.

[Obs.]

Fuller.

2.

A hen; -- so called from the ruffing of her neck feathers.

"Dame Partlett, the hen."

Shak.

 

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