Wellington boot

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Wellington boot

Wellington boot

1. A waterproof boot of rubber or sometimes leather reaching to below the knee and worn in wet or muddy conditions.
2. Archaic A boot extending to the top of the knee in front but cut low in back.

[After First Duke of Wellington.]


(or wel′lington) boot′,

1. a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
2. a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
[1810–20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington]
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Noun1.Wellington boot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled bootWellington boot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
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It called for Mr Blair-Ford to throw the wellington boot through his legs rather than over his shoulder (which the children were allowed to do) as a form of handicap and, in doing this, he fell and sustained serious injury.
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In the sole of the Wellington boot there's a thermocouple and if you apply heat to one side of the thermocouple and cold to the other side it generates an lectrical charge,' Mr Pain has said.
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