1.A clog or patten.
Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche.
- Chaucer.
2.An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It is used mostly in the plural.
3.A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Treve and rider Pascal Galoche are pictured during a training session in Gouvieux, north of Paris.
From more than 500 metres across the gallop's flat expanse, the frantic urgings of rider Pascal Galoche break the cathedral quiet: "Allez!
By the time the trio swing into the straight, Galoche has Treve poised to do what she always does, although he delays the moment when he lets her surge by her hapless victims until they are barely 100m from us.
Galocher has its origins in the noun "galoche" which refers to an ice skating boot and the new term hopes to capture the action behind the term or, as AP puts it, "the new term riffs evocatively on the idea of sliding around the ice."
Mais lors qu'ils sortent de la maison, les uns & les autres se servent de galoches, ou de mules a hauts talons, comme les Turcs, & les quittent en rentrant chez eux.
(20.) "Les jambes doivent estre munies, outre les bottes, de gamaches, ou au moins de bones galoches, n'y ayant rien de plus delicat et de plus expose a toutes injures que le pied.
Oon semblable to the Samaritan, and somdeel to Piers the Plowman, Barefoot on an asse bak bootles cam prikye, Withouten spores other spere; spakliche he loked, As is the kynde of a knyght that cometh to be dubbed, To geten hym gilte spores on galoches ycouped.(57)