Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See basinet.

Etymologies

Anglo-Norman bacynet (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Note that the bloke on the left appears to be wearing a 14th century bascinet!

    Albrecht Durer sketches DDS 1521

  • Whether this interesting relic is still at Warwick Castle or not, I cannot pretend to say, as I was unfortunately prevented joining the British Arch├Žological Association at the Warwick congress in 1847, and have never visited that part of the country; but the bascinet which was there in Grose's time was at least of the date of Guido de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, the builder of Guy's

    Notes and Queries, Number 46, September 14, 1850

  • Tower, who died in 1315, and who has always been confounded with the fabulous Guy: and if it has disappeared, we have to regret the loss of the only specimen of an English bascinet of that period that I am aware of in this country.

    Notes and Queries, Number 46, September 14, 1850

  • The knight is clad in armour, viz., a spherical bascinet, with a camail of chain-mail.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire

  • At this, and very suddenly, the Knight loosed mace from saddle-bow, and therewith smote Sir Pertinax on rusty bascinet, and tumbled him backward among the bracken.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • "Who dareth name the fiend?" croaked an awful voice, whereat Black Lewin halted, gaped and stood a-tremble, while beneath steel cap and bascinet all men's hair stirred and rose with horror; for before them was a ghastly shape, a shape that crouched in the gloom with dreadful face aflame with smouldering green fire.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • Here, meeting Jocelyn's eye, Sir Pertinax set down the small Reeve, who having taken up and put on his great bascinet, scowled, whereupon Duke Jocelyn questioned him full meek:

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • Reaching the guardroom above, Sir Pertinax called lustily for sword and bascinet, and thereafter chose divers likely weapons for his companions who, with axe and pike and guisarme on shoulder, followed him out into the free air.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • As he ended speaking he drew back, and Gascoyne, mounting upon a stool, covered his friend's head and bascinet with the great jousting helm, making fast the leathern points that held it to the iron collar.

    Men of Iron

  • The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.

    Men of Iron

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