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 (bûr′gə-nĭt, bûr′gə-nĕt′)
A light steel helmet with a peak or crest and often hinged flaps covering the cheeks, worn chiefly in the 16th century.

[Old French bourguignotte, probably from Bourgogne, Burgundy, a region of eastern France.]
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) 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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(ˈbɜr gəˌnɛt, -nɪt, ˌbɜr gəˈnɛt)

a 16th-century peaked helmet having hinged cheek pieces.
[1590–1600; Middle English burgon of Burgundy (< Middle French Bourgogne Burgundy) + -et]
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 a headpiece; a protection for the head, hence, a bodyguard.
Example: burgonet of men, 1606.
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