A medieval style of helmet with a light flick on the tail at the back. Predominately used by foot soldiers, as its visor came down with a slit over the eyes, giving a minimal amount of visibility, but making it harder to be stabbed or slashed in the face. Useless in Joust, although some did risk it...
The Soldier raised the visor on his Sallet, and faced his Captain.
by Taz June 2, 2004
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The term poke sallet is an old Southern term for the cooked young leaves of the poke weed. Sallet comes from Middle English and refers to a mess (another Old or Middle English term) of greens cooked until tender. The term Polk Salad is a gentrified way of referring to poke sallet, and I'm afraid it reflects our inferiority complex when it comes to standing up for our Southern terminology. We are not making a mush of Polk Salad; actually, we are being true to our English ancestors who settled here a long time ago.
Some folks around here always add a little molasses and fatback to the water when they cook their poke sallet. That's the traditional way.

Don't you just love Tony Joe White's song Poke Sallet Annie?
by Flem Snopes July 13, 2008
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