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bascinet

/ˌbæsɪˈnɛt; ˈbæsɪˌnɛt/
noun
1.
(armour) a variant spelling of basinet
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  • In the preceding chapter we noticed the method of attaching the camail to the bascinet.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The most popular of the light helmets at this period was the bascinet.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The above engraving represents a helmet, of the time of Richard II., which was termed by ancient armourers a bascinet.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • The first was called a bascinet, and was used for combats on foot.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • It was rimmed with a thin thread of gold, and, like his brother, he wore a bascinet wreathed with black and yellow velvet.

    Men of Iron Howard Pyle
  • The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.

    Men of Iron Howard Pyle
  • In this illustration appears also the gorget of plate that was worn over the throat and chin with the bascinet.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • Then, drawing the knight's own misericorde, he cut the laces of his bascinet and plunged the dagger into his Adversary's throat.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • Sometimes, in the case of Royalty or princes of rank, the bascinet was encircled with a fillet or crown of gold and gems.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

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