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[sal-it] /ˈsæl ɪt/
noun, Armor.
a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
Also, salade.
Origin of sallet
1400-50; late Middle English, variant of salade < Middle French < Spanish celada (or Italian celata) < Latin caelāta (cassis) engraved (helmet), feminine of caelātus (past participle of caelāre to engrave); see -ate1 Unabridged
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a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century
Word Origin
C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin
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