ar·​met | \ ˈärmə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of armet

: a late and perfected medieval helmet of many light parts closing neatly round the head by means of hinges following the contour of chin and neck

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History and Etymology for armet

Middle French, modification (influenced by arme arm, weapon) of Old Spanish almete, from Old French helmet

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“Armet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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