galoshes


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galoshes

(ɡəˈlɒʃɪz) or

goloshes

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) (sometimes singular) a pair of waterproof overshoes
[C14 (in the sense: wooden shoe): from Old French galoche, from Late Latin gallicula Gallic shoe]

galoshes

overshoes
Translations

galoshes

[gəˈlɒʃɪz] nplcaoutchoucs mpl (pour protéger les chaussures)

galoshes

plGummischuhe pl, → Galoschen pl

galoshes

[gəˈlɒʃɪz] ncalosce fpl
References in classic literature ?
A tall, bald-headed old man with a red nose, wearing a dressing gown and with galoshes on his bare feet, stood in the anteroom.
Makar Alexeevich came twice that evening shuffling along in his galoshes as far as the door and stopped and looked ingratiatingly at Pierre.
I must tell you," said she, "that to-day is my birthday; and in honor of it, a pair of walking-shoes or galoshes has been entrusted to me, which I am to carry to mankind.
Suppose Fraulein Wundermacher should pounce upon me suddenly from behind, coming up noiselessly in her galoshes, and shatter my castles with her customary triumphant "Fetzt halte ich dich aber fest
As the voices came round one corner, I whisked in my noiseless clothes round the next, and it was only Fraulein Wundermacher, a person of resource, who discovered that all she needed for my successful circumvention was galoshes.
No one had heard him, and Konstantin, taking off his galoshes, listened to what the gentleman in the jerkin was saying.
If you will give me five minutes to fetch my mackintosh and galoshes, it would interest me to see whether I have profited by the lessons I took in Scotland.
In an open letter to the interior minister, the honorary chairperson of Cyprus Stop Trafficking, Androula Christofidou Henriques, urged officials who plan on visiting the reception centre over Christmas to wear galoshes.
Tenders are invited for Lot number 1 insulating rod, pliers, portable earthing; Lot 2 voltage indicator; Lot number 3 rubber galoshes, gloves, rubber carpet, protective goggles, warning posters; Lot number 4 fire extinguisher foam, carbon dioxide; Lot number 5 gas mask for the construction project "Residential building KPD series 111-108 on the street.
My confidence, however, in their accuracy is demonstrated by carrying a bag containing sun cream, sunglasses, an umbrella, a jumper and galoshes.
Some of the insurers that will "reduce the size of their footprints" in the individual commercial health market in 2017 could be back with galoshes in 2018.
The Eton rowing eight are on standby to convey Her Majesty up the course should the ground prove too deep for the carriages, while her racing adviser John Warren has been given a rare honour by the Queen and is now John Warren, KOTRG - Keeper Of The Royal Galoshes.