Definition of supportasse in English:

supportasse

noun

historical
  • A wire frame for supporting a large ruff or collar.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Stubbes (c1555–c1610), pamphleteer. Apparently from support + -asse, an ending of unknown origin and identity; perhaps compare e.g. cuirass, canvas.

Pronunciation

supportasse

/səˈpɔːtɑːs//səˈpɔːtas/