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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.
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|Noun||1.||casque - (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
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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