- one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat.
- an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.
verb (used without object), bas·set·ed, bas·set·ing.
- to crop out.
- an 18th-century card game similar to faro.
- a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long earsAlso called: basset hound
verb, noun -sets, -seting or -seted
- a rare word for outcrop
type of short-legged dog, 1610s, from French basset, from Old French bas “low” (see base (adj.)) + diminutive suffix.