noun (used with a plural verb)
medieval armor of mail for the legs and feet.
tights worn by men in medieval times over the legs and feet.

1350–1400; Middle English chauces < Middle French, plural of chauceLatin calceus shoe, equivalent to calc- (stem of calx) heel + -eus -eous Unabridged
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chausses (ʃəʊs)
(functioning as singular) a tight-fitting medieval garment covering the feet and legs, usually made of chain mail
[C15: from Old French chauces, plural of chauce leg-covering, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calx heel]

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Their legs were covered by chausses of mail or by cloth or leather.
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