- A bend of half the normal width, usually borne in groups of two or three.More example sentences
- The same holds true for the bendlet and the otter and the wings of the crest and the atom and the shield itself.
- The four bendlets represent the four battle honors awarded the organization in World War II.
- In ancient heraldry a bendlet azure on a coat was a mark of cadency.
late 16th century: probably from the earlier heraldic term bendel 'little bend' (Old French diminutive of bende 'band') + -et1.