A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
A rounded, metal helmet with a projecting guard for the neck and, often, a visor, worn in the 15th cent.
Other Word Forms
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
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