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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A steel cap without vizor, but covering the cheeks and ears, used in the fifteenth century and later by foot-soldiers, archers, etc., and by the common people in times of danger.
  • n. A man-at-arms: from the name of the helmet worn by heavily armed men.


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