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armet

[ahr-met] /ˈɑr mɛt/
noun, Armor.
1.
a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin.
Compare close helmet.
Origin of armet
1500-1510
1500-10; < Middle French, equivalent to arme arm2 + -et -et
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Examples from the Web for armet
Historical Examples
  • The armet is more fully developed and almost uniform in type.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The armet could be strengthened by the usual reinforcing pieces.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • This ornamentation appears on all the pieces, the armet included.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • The armet frequently comprised, especially in the later examples, a fixed gorget, generally of two or more articulated plates.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with a high comb and a large sharply-pointed visor.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The armet is combed, but differs in form from the Jacobe type, and the visor is pierced on one side with round holes.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The English armet was rarely furnished with a bavier or movable chin-piece, and the fixed one, called a mentonire, was small.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The armet has usually a low central cabled comb with parallel flutes on either side, occasionally there are three or five combs.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The armet shown on Plate V opens in the front and when closed is fastened with a spring hook.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The armet, or close helmet, fits the shape of the head to such an extent that it must be opened to be put on.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
British Dictionary definitions for armet

armet

/ˈɑːmɛt/
noun
1.
a close-fitting medieval visored helmet with a neck guard
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Old Spanish almete, from Old French helmet
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