chausses

[shohs]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. medieval armor of mail for the legs and feet.
  2. tights worn by men in medieval times over the legs and feet.

Origin of chausses

1350–1400; Middle English chauces < Middle French, plural of chauceLatin calceus shoe, equivalent to calc- (stem of calx) heel + -eus -eous
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chausses

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) a tight-fitting medieval garment covering the feet and legs, usually made of chain mail

Word Origin for chausses

C15: from Old French chauces, plural of chauce leg-covering, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calx heel
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