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

Definition of basinet in English:


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A medieval helmet of light steel, fitting close to the wearer’s head and typically having a visor.
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.


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

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