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  1. helm2(def 1).
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Origin of heaume

1565–75; < Middle French, Old French helme < Germanic; see helm2
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Examples from the Web for heaume

Historical Examples

  • During the mail period, no heaume is represented with a movable visor.

    A Handbook of Pictorial History

    Henry W. Donald

  • The name is supposed to be a corruption of heaumet, the diminutive of heaume, the great helm of the fourteenth century.

    Armour &amp; Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • It will be observed that this kind of heaume is continued so low as to rest on the shoulders.

  • The heaume was only put on when actual fighting in battle or in the lists was about to commence.

  • In the reign of Richard I., the close-fitting helmet was superseded by the Heaume, great helm or tilting helmet.

British Dictionary definitions for heaume


  1. (in the 12th and 13th centuries) a large helmet reaching and supported by the shoulders
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French helme; see helmet
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