[bur-guh-net, -nit, bur-guh-net]
- an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe.
Origin of burgonet
1590–1600; Middle English burgon of Burgundy (< Middle French Bourgogne Burgundy) + -et, modeled on Middle French bourguignotte
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Examples from the Web for burgonet
About the end of the 16th century the usual English helmets were the burgonet and morion.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
It should perhaps be described as a burgonet with gorget and movable mentonires.
This manifest improvement was considered by Meyrick to constitute the Burgonet.
The wearing of the bascinet, salade, burgonet, and like helmets needs no detailed description.
The helmet at the latter end of the seventeenth century is generally open and of the burgonet type.
- a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces
C16: from French bourguignotte, from bourguignot of Burgundy, from Bourgogne Burgundy
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