casque

noun
\ ˈkask How to pronounce casque (audio) \

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

Examples of casque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then, Keller made his own discovery: Someone else claimed to have found the New Orleans casque. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, 9 Apr. 2018 Native people in Borneo have carved hornbill casques into ornaments for at least 2,000 years. National Geographic, 16 Mar. 2016 Elsewhere among the amphibious hoppers, mother casque headed frogs, of the Hemiphractus genus, adhere their eggs directly onto the skin. Liz Langley, National Geographic, 11 Mar. 2017 The casque is carved into decorative products and jewelry, and can bring in more money per gram than elephant ivory. National Geographic, 22 May 2016 Elsewhere among the amphibious hoppers, mother casque headed frogs, of the Hemiphractus genus, adhere their eggs directly onto the skin. Liz Langley, National Geographic, 11 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of casque

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casque

Middle French — more at cask

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“Casque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casque. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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