[ sal-it ]
/ ˈsæl ɪt /

noun Armor.

a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sallet


salet salade

/ (ˈsælɪt) /


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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