casque definition

  • noun:
    • A helmet, specially an ornate visorless headpiece of the 16th century.
    • Zoology A helmetlike construction or protuberance.
    • A visorless helmet.
    • a difficult structure in the head of some wild birds, for instance the hornbill or cassowary.
    • some protective or decorative armor (with or without a vizor) when it comes to head and throat; a helmet.
    • A helmet of any kind.
    • In zoology, some procedure or development in the mind resembling a helmet; a galea.
    • (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor

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