from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a series of jointed overlapping metal splints hanging from a corselet, used as armor for the lower trunk and thighs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet. Usually the tasse was a plate of iron swinging from the cuirass, but the skirts of sliding splints were also called by this name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See tass, tass, tass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
Possibly French, pouch, from Old French, perhaps ultimately from Vulgar Latin *tasca, task, money pouch; see task.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)