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tasset

[tas-it]
noun Armor.
  1. either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs.
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Also tace, tasse [tas] /tæs/.

Origin of tasset

1825–35; < French tassette, Middle French tassete, equivalent to tasse pouch (< Middle High German tasche literally, pendent object) + -ete -et
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Historical Examples

  • Tasset, tas′et, n. an overlapping plate from the cuirass protecting the thigh.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various

  • Did they still fight in Bottle Meyers, and was his friend Tasset on the police force yet?


British Dictionary definitions for tasset

tasset

tasse (tæs) or less commonly tace

noun
  1. a piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh
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Word Origin

C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse
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