Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A late-medieval light helmet with a neck guard and movable visor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The most complete and perfect defensive head-covering of the middle ages, introduced about 1450, and remaining in use until the abandonment of the closed headpiece, more than a century later.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of helmet worn in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of mediaeval full-face helmet

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Old French, alteration (influenced by Old Italian elmetto, helmet) of arme, weapon; see arm.]

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