basinet

basinet

[bas-uh-nit, -net, bas-uh-net]
noun Armor.
1.
a globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. Compare great basinet.
2.
a supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as an arming cap.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English bas(e)net < Middle French bacinet. See basin, -et

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basinet or bascinet (ˈbæsɪnɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˈbæsɪnɪt, -ˌnɛt)
 
n
a close-fitting medieval helmet of light steel usually with a visor
 
[C14: from Old French bacinet, a little basin, from bacinbasin]
 
bascinet or bascinet
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French bacinet, a little basin, from bacinbasin]

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