Definition of Basinet

1. Noun. A medieval steel helmet.

Group relationships: Body Armor, Body Armour, Cataphract, Coat Of Mail, Suit Of Armor, Suit Of Armour
Terms within: Aventail, Camail, Ventail
Generic synonyms: Helmet



Definition of Basinet

1. n. Same as Bascinet.

Definition of Basinet

1. Noun. bascinet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basinet

1. a medieval helmet [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basinet

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basiliscs
basiliscusfibrase
basilisk
basilisks
basiliximab
basilolatry
basilosaurus
basils
basin
basin of attraction
basinal
basinasal
basinasal line
basined
basinet (current term)
basinets
basinful
basinfuls
basing
basinlike
basins
basinwide
basio-
basioccipital
basioccipital bone
basiocciput
basioglossus
basion
basions

Literary usage of Basinet

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1. Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Also a Descriptive Notice by Paul Lacombe (1907)
"The defensive action of the basinet was completed by the further addition of an efficient protection for the face, which was accomplished by means of a ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Often a light basinet was worn underneath it - or rather the knight usually wore his basinet and only put the heaume on over it at the last moment before ..."

3. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"389,—basinet with Crest-Wreath, Effigy of Sir Humphrey Stafford, AD 1450. communities, and institutions, Crests altogether lost their original significance ..."

4. The Antiquarian (1871)
"in a suil of plate armour, with a sharply pointed basinet, roundels at the arm-pits and elbow joints, moustaches— which went out of fashion about 1420 or ..."

5. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1873)
"Visored basinet, from Austria, with a curious peaked crown. 53. Visored basinet, with a long snout or beak; a singular effect. 1350. 54. ..."

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