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Related to gaiter: goiter
a. A heavy cloth or leather covering for the leg extending from the instep to the ankle or knee.
b. A similar covering of moisture-resistant fabric, used by skiers and hikers.
2. An ankle-high shoe with elastic sides.
3. An overshoe with a cloth top.
4. A tubular collar fitting closely around the neck, often worn by skiers.
n (often plural)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a cloth or leather covering for the leg or ankle buttoned on one side and usually strapped under the foot
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: spat a similar covering extending from the ankle to the instep
3. (Mountaineering) a waterproof covering for the ankle worn by climbers and walkers to prevent snow, mud, or gravel entering over the top of the boot
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a waterproof covering for the ankle worn by climbers and walkers to prevent snow, mud, or gravel entering over the top of the boot
[C18: from French guêtre, probably of Germanic origin and related to wrist]
1. a cloth or leather covering for the ankle and instep and sometimes also the lower leg, worn over the shoe or boot.
2. a cloth or leather shoe with elastic insertions at the sides.
3. an overshoe with a cloth top.
[1765–75; < French guêtre, Middle French guiestre, guestre, c. German Rist ankle, wrist. See wrist]
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|Noun||1.||gaiter - a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles|
|2.||gaiter - a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides|
gore, panel - a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
|3.||gaiter - legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle|