medieval armor of mail for the legs and feet.
tights worn by men in medieval times over the legs and feet.
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How to use chausses in a sentence
In the first of these illustrations only the front of the leg is covered, and the chausses are laced at the back.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
The gambeson appearing below the chausses, but covering the chaussons of mail, forming an extra protection to the knee.Armour in England | J. Starkie Gardner
The surcoat and the chausses were essential features of the period.Chats on Military Curios | Stanley C. Johnson
chausses, which had been generally worn up to this period, began to give place to the separate breeches and hose.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
Its removal was ordered, and in the same year chausses were built across the fen, one to Hoxton and another to Islington.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for chausses
(functioning as singular) a tight-fitting medieval garment covering the feet and legs, usually made of chain mail
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