burgonet(redirected from burgonets)
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.]
(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]
bur•go•net(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]
Burgoneta headpiece; a protection for the head, hence, a bodyguard.
Example: burgonet of men, 1606.