casque (plural casques)

  1. A helmet.
    • 1764, Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, I:
      He beheld his child dashed to pieces, and almost buried under an enormous helmet, an hundred times more large than any casque ever made for human being, and shaded with a proportionable quantity of black feathers.
  2. A hard structure on the head of some birds, such as the hornbill or cassowary.
  • Russian: откры́тый

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