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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging.

Usage examples (36)
  • "puttees" -- thick pigskin leggings which gave his long limbs quite a substantial appearance and himself no end of comfort.
  • Grunting about my headache, I climbed back into socks, boots, puttees.
  • By 1885 the Egyptians were wearing khaki and puttees rather than gaiters.
  • Perhaps we had a pair of puttees, and the rest of the costume was our own. for more
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