Sallet definition

sălĭt
A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
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A rounded, metal helmet with a projecting guard for the neck and, often, a visor, worn in the 15th cent.
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(historical) A type of light spherical helmet.
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Archaic form of salad.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sallet
Plural:
sallets

Origin of sallet

  • Middle 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 kaə-id- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French salade, from Spanish celada, thought to be from Latin caelāta (“ornamentally engraved (helmet)") (although the Latin word is not attested in this sense).

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