a rounded, metal helmet with a projecting guard for the neck and, often, a visor, worn in the 15th cent.
Origin of salletMiddle English from Middle French salade from Italian celata from past participle of celare, to cover from L: see conceal
A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
Origin of salletMiddle English salet from Old French sallade from Old Spanish celada or Old Italian celata both probably from Latin caelāta (cassis) engraved (helmet) feminine past participle of caelāre to engrave from caelum chisel ; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
c. 1490 Italian sallet
- (historical) A type of light spherical helmet
- Archaic form of salad.
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