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Leg coverings of leather or another durable material, worn usually over trousers, as by ranch hands or loggers, to protect the legs while working.
[Short for American Spanish chaparreras, from Spanish chaparro, chaparral; see chaparral.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) leather overalls without a seat, worn by cowboys. Also called: chaparejos or chaparajos
[C19: shortened from chaparejos]
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n. (used with a pl. v.)
sturdy trouserlike leather leggings, often widely flared, worn over work pants, typically by cowboys.
[1810–20, Amer.; short for chaparajos]
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