noun(usually spatterdashes) historical
A long gaiter or legging worn to keep stockings or trousers clean, especially when riding.
More example sentences
- The spatterdashes date from 1748 when the Artillery wore them for the first time in any British Corps.
- Fabric spats, or spatterdashes, were worn over walking shoes around the turn of the 20th century.
- Under hot, dry conditions the spatterdash should be wetted to ensure satisfactory hardening.
Definition of spatterdash in:
- The US English dictionary