bascinet

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Via Middle English from Anglo-Norman bacynet, from Old French bacinet (little basin), diminutive of bassin. Klein suggests an origin from French bercelonette, itself a double diminutive of berceau (cradle), with influence from bassin.

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bascinet (plural bascinets)

  1. A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor.

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