any of a series of jointed, metal plates forming a skirtlike protection of armor for the lower trunk and thighs
Origin of tasseMFr, purse, pouch
One of a series of jointed overlapping metal splints hanging from a corselet, used as armor for the lower trunk and thighs.
Origin of tassePossibly French pouch from Old French perhaps ultimately from Vulgar Latin tasca task, money pouch ; see task .
fitted around the hips