chapel-de-fer

noun

cha·​pel-de-fer
(ˌ)shaˌpeldəˈfe(ə)r
plural chapels-de-fer
-l(z)d-
: an iron or steel skullcap that was worn with a coif of mail in medieval armor

Word History

Etymology

Old French chapel de fer, literally, hat of iron

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“Chapel-de-fer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapel-de-fer. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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