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casque

[ kask ]
/ kæsk /
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noun
an open, conical helmet with a nose guard, commonly used in the medieval period.
any helmet-shaped head covering.
Zoology. a process or formation on the head, resembling a helmet.
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Origin of casque

1570–80; <Middle French <Spanish casco helmet, head, earthen pot; akin to cascara

OTHER WORDS FROM casque

casqued [kaskt], /kæskt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for casque

casque
/ (kæsk) /

noun
zoology a helmet or a helmet-like process or structure, as on the bill of most hornbills

Derived forms of casque

casqued, adjective

Word Origin for casque

C17: from French, from Spanish casco; see cask
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