basinet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bas'u-nit, -net", bas"u-net'), [key]
— 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 an arming cap.
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