basset

2
[ bas-it ]
/ ˈbæs ɪt /
Geology, Mining.

noun

an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.

verb (used without object), bas·set·ed, bas·set·ing.

to crop out.

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Origin of basset

2
1680–90; apparently < obsolete French basset low stool, noun use of adj. basset. See basset1
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British Dictionary definitions for basseted (1 of 2)

basset1
/ (ˈbæsɪt) /

noun

a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long earsAlso called: basset hound

Word Origin for basset

C17: from French, from basset short, from bas low; see base ²

British Dictionary definitions for basseted (2 of 2)

basset2
/ (ˈbæsɪt) /

verb, noun -sets, -seting or -seted

a rare word for outcrop

Word Origin for basset

C17: perhaps from French: low stool, see basset 1
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