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noun Armor.
  1. a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
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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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Historical Examples of sallet

  • Unity Sallet is there too—yes, at the other end, under the tarpaulin.

    Life's Little Ironies

    Thomas Hardy

  • It quite frightened her, not knowing that Unity Sallet was in the waggon likewise.

  • But eaten with Oyl and Vinegar, as uſually, it is no deſpicable Sallet.

  • The super-curious insist that the knife with which sallet herb is cut must be of silver.

  • If you bring anything for comfort in the country, butter or sallet oil, or both is very good.

British Dictionary definitions for sallet


salet salade

  1. a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century
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Word Origin for sallet

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