1) A small, light, steel headpiece, somewhat globular in shape, which terminated in a point raised slightly above the head and closed in front with a visor (OED).

1380 duas bacinetts cum ventall’ [visor], London & Snaith

1391 lego ... filio mio unum melius basenett cum ventayll, Harewood

1391 basenet cum eventale, Merrington.

spellings basnet
places Snaith Harewood
dates 1380 1391

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