a medieval open helmet, often having a broad brim for deflecting blows from above.
- Also called war hat, kettle hat.
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How to use chapel de fer in a sentence
Frequently a metal breastplate or plastron-de-fer, and a steel cap or chapel-de-fer, were worn under the mail.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
Of the smaller casque—helmet, or chapel-de-fer—we have already observed that some were worn beneath the coif-de-mailles.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe | John Hewitt