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[tas, teys] /tæs, teɪs/
noun, Armor.
Origin of tace
variant of tasse; see tasset Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The taces also are short, with a deep skirt of mail below them.

  • The taces are hinged at the side for convenience in putting on and off.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The breastplate is short, and consequently the taces are more numerous than when the breastplate is longer.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The later form of Gothic breastplate is longer, and the taces fewer in number.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • In most of the examples which we give of this period, the taces have a mail skirt or fringe attached to the lowest plate.

  • The unusual shape of the helmet will be noticed, and it will be seen that there is a skirt or fringe of mail below the taces.

  • From the taces are hung Tassets, ending in a point towards the lower edge.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • The sword-belt was narrow, and was worn diagonally over the taces, and the general form of the sword remained unaltered.

  • The tastefully-decorated breastplate has laminated gussets, and taces to which are attached the conspicuous lamboys.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for taces


/tæs; teɪs/
a less common word for tasset
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for taces


Latin imperative of tacere "to be silent" (see tacit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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