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tace

[tas, teys]
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noun Armor.
  1. tasset.
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Origin of tace

variant of tasse; see tasset
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Examples from the Web for taces

Historical Examples

  • The taces also are short, with a deep skirt of mail below them.

    Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages

    Edward Lewes Cutts

  • The taces are hinged at the side for convenience in putting on and off.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • The breastplate is short, and consequently the taces are more numerous than when the breastplate is longer.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • The later form of Gothic breastplate is longer, and the taces fewer in number.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • In most of the examples which we give of this period, the taces have a mail skirt or fringe attached to the lowest plate.


British Dictionary definitions for taces

tace

noun
  1. a less common word for tasset
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Word Origin and History for taces

tace

Latin imperative of tacere "to be silent" (see tacit).

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