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 caelata (cassis), engraved (helmet), feminine past participle of caelare, to engrave, from caelum, chisel; see ka&schwa;-id- in Indo-European roots.
c. 1490 Italian sallet
- (historical) A type of light spherical helmet
- Archaic form of salad.
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