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[bas-nit, -net]
noun Armor.
  1. basinet.
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Examples from the Web for basnet

Historical Examples

  • Underwritten by Mr. Basnet is an order to pay this sum, April, 1646.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • The most general name for a helmet up to about 1450 was basnet, or bacinet.

  • Roland hastened to pull off his basnet, and beseech the Abbot's blessing.

    The Abbot

    Sir Walter Scott

  • But the magnificent recumbent bronze effigy below represents him in his fighting kit, basnet on head.

  • "Basnet," which occurs in stanza 10, is not a very common word in ballads.