casque

noun \ ˈkask \

Definition of casque

1 :a piece of armor for the head :helmet
2 :an anatomical structure (such as the horny outgrowth on the head of a cassowary) suggestive of a helmet

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Origin and Etymology of casque

Medieval French — more at cask


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