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casque

 (kăsk)
n.
1. A piece of armor that covers the head; a helmet.
2. Zoology A helmetlike structure or protuberance.

[French, from Spanish casco; see cask.]

casqued (kăskt) adj.

casque

(kæsk)
n
(Zoology) zoology a helmet or a helmet-like process or structure, as on the bill of most hornbills
[C17: from French, from Spanish casco; see cask]
casqued adj

casque

(kæsk)

n.
1. an armored headpiece, esp. a medieval helmet.
2. Zool. a process or formation resembling a helmet.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Sp casco helmet, head, earthen pot]
casqued, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casque - (15-16th century) any armor for the headcasque - (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
casquet, casquetel - a light open casque without a visor or beaver
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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Have steel casques and chimney-pot hats made no difference to the brains that work beneath them?
And so, from hour to hour, march up along the road ever fresh groups and bands of armed men, their casques and breastplates flashing back the long low lines of morning sunlight, until, as far as eye can reach, the way seems thick with glittering steel and prancing steeds.
I thought he was trying to read my character, but I felt as secure against his scrutiny as if I had had on a casque with the visor down-or rather I showed him my countenance with the confidence that one would show an unlearned man a letter written in Greek; he might see lines, and trace characters, but he could make nothing of them; my nature was not his nature, and its signs were to him like the words of an unknown tongue.
Some wore a corselet of pieces of hard wood laced together with bear grass, so as to form a light coat of mail, pliant to the body; and a kind of casque of cedar bark, leather, and bear grass, sufficient to protect the head from an arrow or war club.
Of a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion.
He had on his head a conical steel casque that only came down to his ears, and for visor had only a narrow steel bar that extended down to his upper lip and protected his nose; and all the rest of him, from neck to heel, was flexible chain mail, trousers and all.
In the stranger's third encounter with Sir Philip Malvoisin, he was equally successful; striking that baron so forcibly on the casque, that the laces of the helmet broke, and Malvoisin, only saved from falling by being unhelmeted, was declared vanquished like his companions.
The casque of Monk, sire, is an iron coffer, in the recesses of which he shuts up his thoughts, and no one has the key of it.
Finally, a third audience, the most noisy, the most jovial, and the most numerous, encumbered benches and tables, in the midst of which harangued and swore a flute-like voice, which escaped from beneath a heavy armor, complete from casque to spurs.
He covered his broad back with the skin of a spotted panther, put a casque of bronze upon his head, and took his spear in his brawny hand.
Ce n'etait pas tout, mais la caravane a egalement procede a la distribution de casques aux eleves de l'une des ecoles primaires de Marrakech, afin de les sensibiliser a l'importance du port du casque.
Nous sommes reconnaissants pour les services et les contributions des Casques bleus tunisiens", rapporte le centre d'information des Nations Unies a Tunis, citant Jean-Pierre Lacrois, secretaire general adjoint des nations unies aux operations de maintien de la paix