tasse

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tasse was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasse. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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