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gaiter

Syllabification: gait·er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡādər
 
/

Definition of gaiter in English:

noun

(usually gaiters)
1A garment similar to leggings, worn to cover or protect the ankle and lower leg.
Example sentences
  • The tails of his black cloth coat were pinned up behind to keep them from rubbing; he had on a pair of moleskin trousers and leather gaiters, and in his hand he carried a little whip of rhinoceros hide.
  • Anyone planning to go on this walk should think seriously about wearing long trousers or protective gaiters because the hillsides in this part of Mount Mee State Forest have a waist-high covering of a spiky shrub called bitter pea.
  • The men wear an oddly Victorian combination of stylized frock coats and gaiters, seemingly Gaultier-influenced.
1.1chiefly US A shoe or overshoe extending to the ankle or above.
1.2A lower leg covering, buttoned up the side and worn as part of the traditional costume of an Anglican bishop.

Origin

early 18th century: from French guêtre, probably of Germanic origin and related to wrist.

Derivatives

gaitered

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Trousers and gaitered trousers are the preferred uniform item for the British Army late war impression.
  • They wear dark blue coats with red facings and lining, and white small clothes with gaitered trousers.
  • I was all gaitered up but a lot of the day was spend jumping from log to grass tussock and back to log.

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