Pronunciation: (bas'u-nit, -net", bas"u-net'), [key]
n. Armor.
1. a globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. Cf. great basinet.
2. a supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as an arming cap. Also,basnet,bassinet.

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basinbasing point
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