PA’RTLET. n.s. A name given to a hen; the original signifi-
cation being a ruff or band, or covering for the neck. Hanmer.
Thou dotard, thou are woman tir’d; unroosted
By thy dame partlet here. Shakesp.
Tir’d with pinn’d ruffs, and fans, and partlet strips. Hall.
Dame partlet was the sovereign of his heart;
He feather’d her. Dryden’s Fables.