from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medieval light helmet with a neck guard and movable visor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of mediaeval full-face helmet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of helmet worn in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
August day, had taken off his "armet" (helmet) and was too exhausted to think about taking prisoners.
Story Structure #5: Positional Scenes mood: No armet yet
In many cases a vizor, or other face protection, and a chin-piece are found in addition, so that this piece of armour is sometimes mistaken for an armet (_q. v._), but it can always be distinguished by the projecting brim in front.
And now he showed me pieces of armour, that is, a vizored headpiece or armet, with cuirass, backplates, pauldrons and vambraces, all very richly gilded, the which it seemed he had chosen for my defence.
Toronto's Impact Machine Design Inc. also has a U.S. patent pending for a radically redesigned helmet called the "Vault," inspired in part by a 14th+-century Italian armet.
279 Smote on his neck, his neck Unfenced, for he in haste aroused had cast An armet on.