noun(usually spatterdashes) historical
A long gaiter or legging worn to keep stockings or trousers clean, especially when riding.
- 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.
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