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burgonet

[bur-guh-net, -nit, bur-guh-net]
noun Armor.
  1. an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe.
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Origin of burgonet

1590–1600; Middle English burgon of Burgundy (< Middle French Bourgogne Burgundy) + -et, modeled on Middle French bourguignotte
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Examples from the Web for burgonet

Historical Examples

  • About the end of the 16th century the usual English helmets were the burgonet and morion.

    The Romance of Words (4th ed.)

    Ernest Weekley

  • It should perhaps be described as a burgonet with gorget and movable mentonires.

    Armour in England

    J. Starkie Gardner

  • This manifest improvement was considered by Meyrick to constitute the Burgonet.

    Armour in England

    J. Starkie Gardner

  • The wearing of the bascinet, salade, burgonet, and like helmets needs no detailed description.

    Armour &amp; Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • The helmet at the latter end of the seventeenth century is generally open and of the burgonet type.

    Armour &amp; Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes


British Dictionary definitions for burgonet

burgonet

noun
  1. a light 16th-century helmet, usually made of steel, with hinged cheekpieces
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Word Origin

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