tasset

tasset

[tas-it]
noun Armor.
either of two pieces of plate armor hanging from the fauld to protect the upper parts of the thighs.
Also, tace, tasse [tas] .


Origin:
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, (less commonly) tasse or (less commonly) tace (ˈtæsɪt, tæs)
 
n
a piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh
 
[C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse]
 
tasse, (less commonly) tasse or (less commonly) tace
 
n
 
[C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse]
 
tace, (less commonly) tasse or (less commonly) tace
 
n
 
[C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse]

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