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1. A leg covering usually extending from the ankle to the knee and often made of material such as leather or canvas, worn especially by soldiers and workers.
2. leggings
a. A tight-fitting, stretchable garment that covers the body from the waist to the ankle.
b. Warm outerwear pants for children.
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(ˈlɛg ɪŋ)

1. Also, leg•gin (ˈlɛg ɪn) a covering, as of leather or canvas, for the leg, usu. from ankle to knee, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.
2. leggings, (used with a pl. v.)
a. close-fitting knit trousers.
b. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legging - a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)legging - a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)
chap - (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
gaiter - legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
puttee - a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War I
gaiter, spat - a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
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Men who had lounged about all night in smock-frocks and leather leggings, came out in silken vests and hats and plumes, as jugglers or mountebanks; or in gorgeous liveries as soft-spoken servants at gambling booths; or in sturdy yeoman dress as decoys at unlawful games.
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