- a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
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
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Unity Sallet is there too—yes, at the other end, under the tarpaulin.
It quite frightened her, not knowing that Unity Sallet was in the waggon likewise.
But eaten with Oyl and Vinegar, as uſually, it is no deſpicable Sallet.Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets
The super-curious insist that the knife with which sallet herb is cut must be of silver.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
If you bring anything for comfort in the country, butter or sallet oil, or both is very good.
- a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century
C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin
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