a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin.
Origin of armet
< Middle French,
equivalent to arme arm2
+ -et -et
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Examples from the Web for armet
Historical Examples of armet
The armet is more fully developed and almost uniform in type.
The armet could be strengthened by the usual reinforcing pieces.
This ornamentation appears on all the pieces, the armet included.
The armet frequently comprised, especially in the later examples, a fixed gorget, generally of two or more articulated plates.
They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with a high comb and a large sharply-pointed visor.
British Dictionary definitions for armet
a close-fitting medieval visored helmet with a neck guard
Word Origin for armet
C16: from Old French, from Old Spanish almete, from Old French helmet
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