burgonet

noun

: a close-fitting 16th century helmet with cheek guards

Illustration of burgonet

Illustration of burgonet

Examples of burgonet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why is Lucy Worsley whispering from beneath her Tudor-era burgonet helmet, dressed as a Yeoman of the Guard and spilling royal beans? John Anderson, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

modification of Middle French bourguignotte

First Known Use

circa 1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burgonet was circa 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Burgonet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgonet. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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