an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe.
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How to use burgonet in a sentence
The wearing of the bascinet, salade, burgonet, and like helmets needs no detailed description.
The helmet at the latter end of the seventeenth century is generally open and of the burgonet type.
To those students who consult Meyrick it is advisable to give a word of warning as to this authors theory of the burgonet.
The burgonet is of elegant outline, and bears a close enough resemblance to a Botian casque.Spanish Arms and Armour | Albert F. Calvert
The burgonet displays three masks—on the visor (which is in two pieces), and at the base of the skull.Spanish Arms and Armour | Albert F. Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for burgonet
a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces
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