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tace (plural taces)

  1. Alternative form of tasse
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)
    • 1860 December 22, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch's Book of British Costume, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 39: July—December 1860, page 248,
      The passe-gardes we have mentioned are also clearly visible, and notice should be taken of the horizontal plates, called taces, extending from the breastplate to protect the hips. As we have seen in the last reign, two small pointed plates, called tuilles, are affixed by straps in the front to the lowest of the taces, so as to give a further protection to the thigh; and under them is visible a short tunic of mail, which, we thus learn, still continued in military use.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tace in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)