chausses

plural noun \ˈshōs\

Definition of chausses

  1. 1 :  a medieval tight-fitting garment worn by men to cover the legs and feet and sometimes the body below the waist

  2. 2 :  the early medieval armor of linked mail that fitted like chausses

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Origin and Etymology of chausses

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


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