plural noun
\ ˈshōs \

Definition of chausses

1 : a medieval tight-fitting garment worn by men to cover the legs and feet and sometimes the body below the waist
2 : the early medieval armor of linked mail that fitted like chausses

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History and Etymology for chausses

French, plural of chausse, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calc-, calx heel

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“Chausses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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