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basset1

[bas-it] /ˈbæs ɪt/
noun
1.
one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat.
Also called basset hound.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < French: noun use of adj. basset of low stature (bass- low (see base2) + -et attenuating suffix; see -et)

basset2

[bas-it] /ˈbæs ɪt/
noun
1.
an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.
verb (used without object), basseted, basseting.
2.
to crop out.
Origin
1680-90; apparently < obsolete French basset low stool, noun use of adj. basset. See basset1

basset3

[bas-it] /ˈbæs ɪt/
noun
1.
an 18th-century card game similar to faro.
Origin
1635-45; < French bassette < Italian bassetta, noun use of feminine of bassetto somewhat low; so called because the game is played with low cards. See basset1
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British Dictionary definitions for basset

basset1

/ˈbæsɪt/
noun
1.
a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long ears Also called basset hound
Word Origin
C17: from French, from basset short, from bas low; see base²

basset2

/ˈbæsɪt/
verb, noun -sets, -seting, -seted
1.
a rare word for outcrop
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from French: low stool, see basset1
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Word Origin and History for basset
basset
"short-legged dog," 1610s, from Fr. basset, from O.Fr. bas "low" (see base (adj.)) + dim. suffix.
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