Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Entasser ... yes, that makes more sense, I thought, noticing how "tasse" (cup) finds its way into the word.

    empiler - French Word-A-Day

  • Entasser... yes, that makes more sense, I thought, noticing how "tasse" cup finds its way into the word.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • It appeared in the _Museum_, 1790. tassie = _a cup_; _Fr. _ 'tasse'

    Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys

  • While a "tasse à café" is the coffee cup itself (with nothing in it).

    choper - French Word-A-Day

  • Je vous souhaite un tres joyeux anniversaire ... que vous soyez heureux toujours and que Kristin vous apportiez une tasse de cafe tous les matins!

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • A tasse de café is a cup of coffee (i.e., a cup containing coffee).

    choper - French Word-A-Day

  • Once I have micro-waved the milk and filled each tasse* with coffee, it is time to remember whose is whose, that is, which cup of coffee is his (more milk, less hot) and which is mine

    French Word-A-Day:

  • No, no ... it's all about the demi-tasse of piping hot, pitch black espresso for him.

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  • References: le brouillard (m) = fog; demitasse (or demi-tasse, literally "half cup"); Dolcetto = a wine grape variety grown in northern Italy; bagna cauda (literally "hot bath") = a warm sauce (anchovies, olive oil, and garlic) for bread and boiled/roasted vegetables

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Je vous souhaite un tres joyeux anniversaire...que vous soyez heureux toujours and que Kristin vous apportiez une tasse de cafe tous les matins!

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

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