plural -s
: articulated armor protecting the upper surface of the neck of a medieval war horse

Word History


Middle French crinete, crignete mane, from Old French crignete, diminutive of crin hair, horsehair, mane

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crinet was in 1530

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“Crinet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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