chapels de fer

chapel de fer

[sha-pel duh fair]
noun, plural chapels de fer.
a medieval open helmet, often having a broad brim for deflecting blows from above.
Also called war hat, kettle hat.

1895–1900; < Old French: hat of iron; see chapeau, ferrous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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