basinet

noun
bas·​i·​net | \ ˌba-sə-ˈnet How to pronounce basinet (audio) \

Definition of basinet

: a light typically pointed steel helmet often having a visor

First Known Use of basinet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basinet

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

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

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“Basinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basinet. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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