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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tasse \Tasse\, n. [OF. tassette.] A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet. [1913 Webster] Note: Usually the tasse was a plate of iron swinging from the cuirass, but the skirts of sliding splints were also called by this name. [1913 Webster]