[ shohs ]
/ ʃoʊs /

noun (used with a plural verb)

medieval armor of mail for the legs and feet.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chausses


/ (ʃəʊs) /


(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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