Definition of crinet in US English:

crinet

noun

  • A set of segmented metal plates which cover the top and sides of a horse's neck as part of its protective armour. Compare "crinière"; "cranet". Now historical.

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Middle French crin hair + -et; compare Old French crignete hair, mane.

Pronunciation

crinet

/ˈkrɪnɪt/