tasset

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tasset one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tasset A defense for the front of the thigh, consisting of one or more iron plates hanging from the belt on the lower edge of the corselet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tasset In armor: A splint of steel of which several form the skirt, depending from the cuirass in the complete armor of the fifteenth century, before the introduction of the base. Compare great braguette, under braguette.
    • n tasset plural A set of similar splints forming the protection for the front of the thigh in the armor of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the lowest piece being sometimes larger than the others, and forming a solid plate of considerable size. See tuille. The tassets continued in use until late in the seventeenth century, forming part of the suit of armor known as the corselet, and so formed as to meet the top of the military boot. Also tassette; called also tass, tasse. See also cut under Almain-rivet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tasset tas′et an overlapping plate from the cuirass protecting the thigh.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tasse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tassettetasse, n pouch—Teut., Old High Ger. tasca, a pouch.