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tasset

[tas-it] /ˈtæs ɪt/
noun, Armor.
1.
either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs.
Also, tace, tasse [tas] /tæs/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < French tassette, Middle French tassete, equivalent to tasse pouch (< Middle High German tasche literally, pendent object) + -ete -et
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tasset

/ˈtæsɪt/
noun
1.
a piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh
Word Origin
C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse
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