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armet

[ahr-met]
noun Armor.
  1. a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin.
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Compare close helmet.

Origin of armet

1500–10; < 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.

    Armour in England

    J. Starkie Gardner

  • The armet could be strengthened by the usual reinforcing pieces.

    Spanish Arms and Armour

    Albert F. Calvert

  • This ornamentation appears on all the pieces, the armet included.

    Spanish Arms and Armour

    Albert F. Calvert

  • 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

  • They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with a high comb and a large sharply-pointed visor.

    Armour in England

    J. Starkie Gardner


British Dictionary definitions for armet

armet

noun
  1. a close-fitting medieval visored helmet with a neck guard
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Word Origin for armet

C16: from Old French, from Old Spanish almete, from Old French helmet
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