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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 of tasset

  • 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)


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

British Dictionary definitions for tasset


tasse (tæs) or less commonly tace

  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 for tasset

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