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close helmet

[klohz] /kloʊz/
noun, Armor.
1.
a completely closed helmet of the late 15th century and after, having a facial defense composed of a visor and beaver or of a visor, ventail, and beaver attached to a pivot on each side.
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  • Fig. 604 shows what is perhaps the most perfect type of close helmet.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • 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
  • He wore dark robes, and his short white hair made a close helmet above his brown face.

    The Jewels of Aptor Samuel R. Delany
  • 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
  • The Armet, or close helmet, followed the salade, and is mentioned by Oliver de la Marche as early as 1443.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • It has a close helmet from which the hair, delicately parted on the forehead, half escapes.

  • On the head appears to be a close helmet, with, I think, scales down each side of the face.

  • Fig. 605 is an English helmet, half-way between a close helmet and a "burgonet."

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

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