Definition of sallet in English:

sallet

noun

historical
  • A light helmet with an outward curve extending over the back of the neck, worn as part of medieval armor.

    • ‘The pikeman's head was protected by a high combed morion in the Spanish style, rather than the earlier sallet; he wore a breastplate with attached tassets over his thighs and - if an officer - a gorget to protect his throat.’
    • ‘In a set of Arthurian tapestries co-designed by Burne-Jones for William Morris & Co in the 1890s, you can't help admiring the accuracy with which 15 th-century sallets (rounded steel helmets) and other armour pieces are recreated.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from French salade, based on Latin caelare engrave (from caelum chisel).

Pronunciation:

sallet

/ˈsalət/