US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(basə nit, -net′, bas′ə net)

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

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