sallet

[ sal-it ]
/ ˈsæl ɪt /
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noun Armor.

a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.

Nearby words

  1. salk vaccine,
  2. salk, jonas edward,
  3. salle à manger,
  4. sallee,
  5. sallenders,
  6. sallow,
  7. sallowy,
  8. sallust,
  9. sally,
  10. sally army

Also salade.

Origin of sallet

1400–50; late Middle English, variant of salade < Middle French < Spanish celada (or Italian celata) < Latin caelāta (cassis) engraved (helmet), feminine of caelātus (past participle of caelāre to engrave); see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for sallet

sallet

salet salade

/ (ˈsælɪt) /

noun

a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century

Word Origin for sallet

C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin

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