chapel-de-fer

noun
cha·​pel-de-fer | \ (ˌ)shaˌpeldəˈfe(ə)r\
plural chapels-de-fer\ -​l(z)d-​ \

Definition of chapel-de-fer

: an iron or steel skullcap that was worn with a coif of mail in medieval armor

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History and Etymology for chapel-de-fer

Old French chapel de fer, literally, hat of iron

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