Tasse definition

tăsĭt
A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet. Usually the tasse was a plate of iron swinging from the cuirass, but the skirts of sliding splints were also called by this name.
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One of a series of jointed overlapping metal splints hanging from a corselet, used as armor for the lower trunk and thighs.
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Any of a series of jointed, metal plates forming a skirtlike protection of armor for the lower trunk and thighs.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tasse - tace

Origin of tasse

  • Possibly French pouch from Old French perhaps ultimately from Vulgar Latin tasca task, money pouch task

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition