casque

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noun \ˈkask\

Definition of casque

  1. 1 :  a piece of armor for the head :  helmet

  2. 2 :  an anatomical structure (as the horny outgrowth on the head of a cassowary) suggestive of a helmet

Origin and Etymology of casque

Medieval French — more at cask


First Known Use: 1580


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