- a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin.
Compare close helmet.
Origin of armet
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The armet is more fully developed and almost uniform in type.
This ornamentation appears on all the pieces, the armet included.
The armet could be strengthened by the usual reinforcing pieces.
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.
- a close-fitting medieval visored helmet with a neck guard
C16: from Old French, from Old Spanish almete, from Old French helmet
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