basset

2
[bas-it]Geology, Mining.
verb (used without object), bas·set·ed, bas·set·ing.
  1. to crop out.

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

basset

1
noun
  1. 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

basset

2
verb, noun -sets, -seting or -seted
  1. a rare word for outcrop

Word Origin for basset

C17: perhaps from French: low stool, see basset 1
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Word Origin and History for basseted

basset

n.

type of short-legged dog, 1610s, from French basset, from Old French bas "low" (see base (adj.)) + diminutive suffix.

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