1A garment similar to leggings, worn to cover or protect the ankle and lower leg.
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- 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.
early 18th century: from French guêtre, probably of Germanic origin and related to wrist.
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- 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.
Definition of gaiter in:
- The British & World English dictionary