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1. A waterproof overshoe: I wear galoshes when it rains to keep my shoes dry.
2. Obsolete A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.

[Middle English galoche, wooden-soled shoe, from Old French, of unknown origin.]
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or ga•loshe


a waterproof overshoe, esp. a high one.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French galoche, of obscure orig.]
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Noun1.galosh - a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snowgalosh - a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
overshoe - footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold
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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!" Why, what was I thinking of?
Come in at once to your lessons!" Or, at a different period, "Ou etes-vous donc, petite sotte?" Or at yet another period, "Warte nur, wenn ich dich erst habe!" 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. She purchased a pair, wasted no breath calling me, and would come up silently, as I stood lapped in a false security lost in the contemplation of a squirrel or a robin, and seize me by the shoulders from behind, to the grievous unhinging of my nerves.
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."
As Popkin argues, however, there are many important literary works that function according to yet another motive, "canonical 'greats' devoted to nothing more monumental than a sneeze or a galosh, others that detail for pages on end the contents of countless bowls and plates, glasses and goblets, casseroles and tureens, none of which bears the slightest connection to the matter at hand" (1).
"Yes, 16 times," and it's to Nye's credit as adaptor that this thoroughly un-Italian version marches to its own innate loopiness even before we are introduced to "Johnny Iraqi"--the context is the Gulf War, not our imminent one--or the singular of "galoshes." (It's "galosh.")
So would director Frank Galosh, if Pace messed with any of the show's delicate creative aspects.
There have been improvements at the Gare du Nord, which has been cleaned up so gumboots can now be replaced by galosh shoes when crossing the unwashed pavements.
When one stormy day turns into two with no end in sight, a brother and sister don their galoshes and head out to search for the biggest puddle in the world -- the source of all precipitation.