tasse

noun
\ ˈtas How to pronounce tasse (audio) \

Definition of tasse

: one of a series of overlapping metal plates in a suit of armor that form a short skirt over the body below the waist — see armor illustration

First Known Use of tasse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tasse

Middle English, from Middle French dialect (Artois, Flanders) taisse, tasse purse, pouch

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“Tasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasse. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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