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[bur-guh-net, -nit, bur-guh-net] /ˈbɜr gəˌnɛt, -nɪt, ˌbɜr gəˈnɛt/
noun, Armor.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • Fig. 605 is an English helmet, half-way between a close helmet and a "burgonet."

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • About the end of the 16th century the usual English helmets were the burgonet and morion.

  • The burgonet displays three masks—on the visor (which is in two pieces), and at the base of the skull.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • This manifest improvement was considered by Meyrick to constitute the burgonet.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • It should perhaps be described as a burgonet with gorget and movable mentonires.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • The wearing of the bascinet, salade, burgonet, and like helmets needs no detailed description.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The helmet at the latter end of the seventeenth century is generally open and of the burgonet type.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • To those students who consult Meyrick it is advisable to give a word of warning as to this authors theory of the burgonet.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The burgonet is an open helmet, and, as the name implies, of Burgundian origin.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The burgonet is of elegant outline, and bears a close enough resemblance to a Botian casque.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for burgonet


a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces
Word Origin
C16: from French bourguignotte, from bourguignot of Burgundy, from Bourgogne Burgundy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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