from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of light spherical helmet, also sometimes called a salade or celate.
- n. Archaic form of salad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.
- n. Salad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of salad.
- n. A kind of helmet, first introduced at the beginning of the fifteenth century, lighter than the helm, and having an intermediary form between this and the chapel-de-fer.
- n. As much as a sallet will hold.
- n. Lettuce, Lactuca sativa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
Middle English salet, from Old French sallade, from Old Spanish celada or Old Italian celata, both probably from Latin caelāta (cassis), engraved (helmet), feminine past participle of caelāre, to engrave, from caelum, chisel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French salade, from Spanish celada, thought to be from Latin caelāta ("ornamentally engraved (helmet)") (although the Latin word is not attested in this sense). (Wiktionary)
Alternative forms. (Wiktionary)