burgonet

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French bourguignotte, from Bourgogne (Burgundy).

Noun[edit]

burgonet (plural burgonets)

  1. (historical) A light helmet worn by infantrymen.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      He stroke so hugely with his borrowd blade, / That it empierst the Pagans burganet, / And cleauing the hard steele, did deepe inuade / Into his head [...].