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.

Origin of chapel de fer

1895–1900; < Old French: hat of iron; see chapeau, ferrous
Also called war hat, kettle hat.
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