[ tas-it ]

  1. either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs.

Origin of tasset

1825–35; <French tassette,Middle French tassete, equivalent to tasse pouch (<Middle High German tasche literally, pendent object) + -ete-et
  • Also tace, tasse [tas]. /tæs/.

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British Dictionary definitions for tasset


tasse (tæs) or less commonly tace

/ (ˈtæsɪt) /

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

Origin of tasset

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

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