Historical Examples

But the magnificent recumbent bronze effigy below represents him in his fighting kit, basnet on head.
The Romance of Words (4th ed.) Ernest Weekley

Underwritten by Mr. basnet is an order to pay this sum, April, 1646.
Shakespeare’s Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes

The most general name for a helmet up to about 1450 was basnet, or bacinet.
The Romance of Words (4th ed.) Ernest Weekley

Roland hastened to pull off his basnet, and beseech the Abbot’s blessing.
The Abbot Sir Walter Scott

“basnet,” which occurs in stanza 10, is not a very common word in ballads.
Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature Margaret Ball


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