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  • Basinet — Bas i*net, n. Same as {Bascinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basinet — [bas′i net΄] n. [ME & OFr bacinet, dim. of bacin,BASIN] a light, steel, medieval helmet …   English World dictionary

  • basinet — Bascinet Bas ci*net, n. [OE. bacinet, basnet, OF. bassinet, bacinet, F. bassinet, dim. of OF. bacin, F. bassin, a helmet in the form of a basin.] A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor. [Written also {basinet}, {bassinet},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basinet — /bas euh nit, net , bas euh net /, n. Armor. 1. a globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. Cf. great basinet. 2. a supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as… …   Universalium

  • basinet — noun Etymology: Middle English bacinet, from Anglo French, diminutive of bacin Date: 14th century a light typically pointed steel helmet often having a visor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Basinet — [bascinet, basnet]. A metal helmet, often with visor or *aventail. [< OldFr. bacin = basin + et as a dim.] Cf. Armet; Visor1 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • basinet — n. steel helmet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basinet — [ basɪnɪt] noun historical a light, close fitting steel helmet. Origin ME: from OFr. bacinet little basin …   English new terms dictionary

  • basinet — bas·i·net …   English syllables

  • basinet — bas•i•net [[t]ˈbæs ə nɪt, ˌnɛt, ˌbæs əˈnɛt[/t]] n. her a pointed helmet of the 14th century • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME bas(e)net < MF bacinet. See basin, et …   From formal English to slang

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