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bascinet

noun
  1. armour a variant spelling of basinet
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Examples from the Web for bascinet

Historical Examples

  • The most popular of the light helmets at this period was the Bascinet.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • It was fixed to hinges at the sides of the bascinet with pins, and was removable at will.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • The first was called a bascinet, and was used for combats on foot.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.

    Men of Iron

    Howard Pyle

  • The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes