[ bur-guh-net, -nit, bur-guh-net ]
/ ˈbɜr gəˌnɛt, -nɪt, ˌbɜr gəˈnɛt /

noun Armor.

an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe.

Origin of burgonet

1590–1600; Middle English burgon of Burgundy (< Middle French Bourgogne Burgundy) + -et, modeled on Middle French bourguignotte
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/ (ˈbɜːɡəˌnɛt) /


a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces

Word Origin for burgonet

C16: from French bourguignotte, from bourguignot of Burgundy, from Bourgogne Burgundy
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