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tasse(tăs) also tas·set (tăs′ĭt)
One of a series of jointed overlapping metal splints hanging from a corselet, used as armor for the lower trunk and thighs.
[Possibly French, pouch, from Old French, perhaps ultimately from Vulgar Latin *tasca, task, money pouch; see task.]
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tasseor less commonly
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh
[C19: from French tassette small pouch, from Old French tasse purse]
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|Noun||1.||tasset - one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs|
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
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