WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bas•i•net (bas′ə nit, -net′, bas′ə net′),USA pronunciation n. [Armor.]
- Heraldrya globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. Cf. great basinet.
- Heraldrya supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as an arming cap.
- Middle French bacinet. See basin, -et
- Middle English bas(e)net 1250–1300
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