bas·​i·​net ˌba-sə-ˈnet How to pronounce basinet (audio)
: a light typically pointed steel helmet often having a visor

Word History


Middle English bacinet, borrowed from Anglo-French, diminutive of bacin "helmet, cup, basin"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basinet was in the 14th century

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“Basinet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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