Definition of bluchers in English:

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bluchers

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞okərz/ Pronunciation: /-CHərz/

plural noun

historical
Strong leather half-boots or high shoes.
Example sentences
  • A repository of the empire, the town bears a suitably idiotic, unwieldy name, and even in 1950s Armidale it was possible to hear such terms as bluchers, port and goolies (balls).
  • Shiny black five-eyelet lace-ups, bal wingtips and straight tip blucher shoes - with or without perforated detailing on toes - are also sure bets.
  • Bals generally should have a small gap at the top of the lacing, while bluchers often have a larger one through the length of the lacing.

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after G. L. von Blücher (1742–1819), Prussian general.

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Syllabification: blu·chers

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