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basinet

[bas-uh-nit, -net, bas-uh-net] /ˈbæs ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˌbæs əˈnɛt/
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.
Also, basnet, bassinet.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English bas(e)net < Middle French bacinet. See basin, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for basinet

basinet

/ˈbæsɪnɪt; -ˌnɛt/
noun
1.
a close-fitting medieval helmet of light steel usually with a visor
Word Origin
C14: from Old French bacinet, a little basin, from bacinbasin
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