a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
- Also salade.
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How to use sallet in a sentence
What variety of herbs soever are shufed together in the dish, yet the whole mass is swallowed up under one name of a sallet.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete | Michel de Montaigne
Galen (whoſe beloved sallet it was) from its pinguid, ſubdulcid and agreeable Nature, ſays it breeds the moſt laudable Blood.Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets | John Evelyn
During the fourteenth century a new kind of helmet arose, called in England the "sallad," or "sallet."A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
It quite frightened her, not knowing that Unity sallet was in the waggon likewise.Life's Little Ironies | Thomas Hardy
Unity sallet is there too—yes, at the other end, under the tarpaulin.Life's Little Ironies | Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for sallet
a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century
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