burgonet

burgonet

[bur-guh-net, -nit, bur-guh-net]
noun Armor.
an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe.

Origin:
1590–1600; Middle English burgon of Burgundy (< Middle French Bourgogne Burgundy) + -et, modeled on Middle French bourguignotte

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burgonet (ˈbɜːɡəˌnɛt)
 
n
a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces
 
[C16: from French bourguignotte, from bourguignot of Burgundy, from Bourgogne Burgundy]

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