chapel de fer
[ sha-pel duh fair ]
/ ʃæˈpɛl də ˈfɛər /
noun, plural cha·pels de fer.
a medieval open helmet, often having a broad brim for deflecting blows from above.
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Also called war hat, kettle hat.
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Examples from the Web for chapel de fer
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