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also bas·ci·net  (băs′ə-nĕt′, băs′ə-nĭt)
A small, light, rounded steel helmet from the Middle Ages, terminating in a point at the top and often having a projecting visor.

[Middle English, from Old French bacinet, diminutive of bacin, basin; see basin.]


(ˈbæsɪnɪt; -ˌnɛt) or


(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a close-fitting medieval helmet of light steel usually with a visor
[C14: from Old French bacinet, a little basin, from bacin basin]


(ˈbæs ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˌbæs əˈnɛt)

a pointed helmet of the 14th century.
[1250–1300; Middle English bas(e)net < Middle French bacinet. See basin, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basinet - a medieval steel helmetbasinet - a medieval steel helmet    
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
aventail, camail, ventail - a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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