From French bassette, from Italian bassetta.
basset (countable and uncountable, plural bassets)
- (geology) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
- (uncountable, card games) A card game resembling faro.
- Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget / Your piquet parties, and your dear basset.
basset (third-person singular simple present bassets, present participle basseting, simple past and past participle basseted)
- (geology, intransitive) To incline upward so as to appear at the surface.
- A vein of coal bassets.