basset

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Etymology[edit]

From French bassette, from Italian bassetta.

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Noun[edit]

basset (countable and uncountable, plural bassets)

  1. (geology) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
  2. (uncountable) A card game resembling faro.
    • Rowe
      Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget / Your piquet parties, and your dear basset.

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Verb[edit]

basset (third-person singular simple present bassets, present participle basseting, simple past and past participle basseted)

  1. (geology, intransitive) To incline upward so as to appear at the surface.
    A vein of coal bassets.

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