noun Etymology: modification of Middle French bourguignotte Date: circa 1567 a close-fitting 16th century helmet with cheek guards

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  • Burgonet — Bur go*net, n. [F. bouruignotte, because the Burgundians, F. Bouruignons, first used it.] A kind of helmet. [Written also {burganet}.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burgonet — [bʉr′gə net΄] n. [Fr bourguignotte, orig., fem. of Bourguignot, Burgundian, after Bourgogne, Burgundy] a lightweight helmet or steel cap, worn in the 16th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Burgonet — The Burgonet helmet (sometimes called as bourgundian sallet) was a late mediæval/early modern combat helmet. It was the successor of the Sallet.It came into popularity towards the end of the 16th century. Commonplace throughout Europe the… …   Wikipedia

  • burgonet — /berr geuh net , nit, berr geuh net /, n. Armor. an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe. [1590 1600; ME burgon of Burgundy ( < MF Bourgogne Burgundy) + ET, modeled on MF bourguignotte] * *… …   Universalium

  • burgonet — noun A light helmet worn by infantrymen. 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 [...] …   Wiktionary

  • burgonet — n. type of light steel helmet worn in the 16th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Burgonet — ♦ A light and open faced helmet that was popular in the 16th century. It could also have a cover for the face opening. ♦ A steel cap with chin piece; a feature of sixteenth century armour. (Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615) Related… …   Medieval glossary

  • burgonet — bur·go·net …   English syllables

  • burgonet — bur•go•net [[t]ˈbɜr gəˌnɛt, nɪt, ˌbɜr gəˈnɛt[/t]] n. her a 16th century peaked helmet having hinged cheek pieces • Etymology: 1590–1600; ME burgon of Burgundy (< MF Bourgogne Burgundy) + et …   From formal English to slang

  • burgonet — /ˈbɜgəˌnɛt/ (say berguh.net) noun an open helmet usually with pivoted peak and hinged cheek pieces. {French bourguignotte, from Bourgogne Burgundy} …   Australian English dictionary

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