A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
[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; see kaə-id- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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c. 1490 Italian sallet
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