Definition of basinet in English:

basinet

Syllabification: bas·i·net
Pronunciation: /ˌbasəˈnet
 
/
(also bascinet)

noun

A medieval helmet of light steel, fitting close to the wearer’s head and typically having a visor.
More example sentences
  • The great helm persisted but was giving way to the head-hugging bascinet, which sometimes had a visor.
  • He wore a helmet of the kind that is called a basinet, with eye slits, and chain armour.
  • As an additional head protection, but occasionally worn alone beneath the mail coif, a metal skullcap called a basinet was developed.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French bacinet 'little basin'.

Definition of basinet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə
noun
an embellishment of a melody...