basset

basset
basset1
/bas"it/, n.
one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat. Also called basset hound.
[1610-20; < F: n. use of adj. basset of low stature (bass- low (see BASE2) + -et attenuating suffix; see -ET)]
basset2
/bas"it/, n., v., basseted, basseting. Geol., Mining.
n.
1. an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.
v.i.
2. to crop out.
[1680-90; appar. < obs. F basset low stool, n. use of adj. basset. See BASSET1]
basset3
/bas"it/, n.
an 18th-century card game similar to faro.
[1635-45; < F bassette < It bassetta, n. use of fem. of bassetto somewhat low; so called because the game is played with low cards. See BASSET1]

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