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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.


(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.
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
References in classic literature ?
But when it came to legging it out to West Australia to act as a sort of valet to Uncle Frederick's beastly sheep--no.
He was clothed in tight-fitting nether garments and a loose, sleeveless tunic that fell just below his hips, while his feet were shod in soft-soled sandals, the wrappings of which extended halfway to his knees, closely resembling a modern spiral military legging.
This Buulaoo did not hear, for he was already legging it up the village street to where his hideous sire guzzled native beer, and watched the evolutions of the frantic dancers leaping high in the air and cavorting wildly in their hysterical capers.
A gift from one who is legging it out of this vale of
His moccasins were ornamented after the gay fashion of the natives, while the only part of his under dress which appeared below the hunging frock was a pair of buckskin leggings, that laced at the sides, and which were gartered above the knees, with the sinews of a deer.
Among them was a beggar-man, a sorry looking fellow with leggings of different colors, and brown scratched face and hands.
On his feet were deer- skin moccasins, ornamented with porcupines’ quills, after the manner of the Indians, and his limbs were guarded with long leggings of the same material as the moccasins, which, gartering over the knees of his tarnished buckskin breeches, had obtained for him among the settlers the nickname of Leather-Stocking.
They wore un-English leggings and curious girt-in belts that reminded him hazily of the pictures in a book in St Xavier's library "The Adventures of a Young Naturalist in Mexico" was its name.
From the cut of her sharp-pointed hood, and the long diamond pattern of her white deer-skin leggings, they supposed she came from Ellesmere Land.
He wore the ordinary white pinner and leather leggings of a dairy-farmer when milking, and his boots were clogged with the mulch of the yard; but this was all his local livery.