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.

Nearby words

  1. chaulmoogra,
  2. chaulmoogra oil,
  3. chaumont,
  4. chauncey,
  5. chaunt,
  6. chaussier's areola,
  7. chausson,
  8. chaussure,
  9. chautauqua,
  10. chautauqua lake

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



(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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