Barbut Definition

A style of European helmet from the late Middle Ages, long on the sides and in back to protect the neck, and usually having a T-shaped opening in the front.
American Heritage

Origin of Barbut

  • French barbute ultimately from Italian barbuta from barba beard (the helmet being so called because it allowed the wearer's beard to be seen) from Latin bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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