a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin.
- Compare close helmet.
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How to use armet in a sentence
The armet shown on Plate V opens in the front and when closed is fastened with a spring hook.
The armet, or close helmet, fits the shape of the head to such an extent that it must be opened to be put on.
The armet, or close helmet, followed the salade, and is mentioned by Oliver de la Marche as early as 1443.
He assumes that it is a variety of the armet, but with a grooved collar which fitted over the gorget.
The armet frequently comprised, especially in the later examples, a fixed gorget, generally of two or more articulated plates.Armour in England | J. Starkie Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for armet
a close-fitting medieval visored helmet with a neck guard
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