from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval times— An iron skull-cap: sometimes popularly called chaplet. See coif, 3, and secret. A helmet having nearly the form of an ordinary hat, that is, having a brim surrounding a more or less well-defined crown.


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  • An illustration is given of a chapel-de-fer which reposes in the noble hall of Ockwells, Berkshire, much dented by use.

    Vanishing England


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