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galligaskins


galligaskins


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galligaskins  \Gal`li*gas"kins\,  n.  pl  [Prob.  corrupted  fr  It 
  Grechesco  Grecian,  a  name  which  seems  to  have  been  given  in 
  Venice,  and  to  have  been  afterwards  confused  with  Gascony,  as 
  if  they  came  from  Gascony.] 
  Loose  hose  or  breeches;  leather  leg  quards.  The  word  is  used 
  loosely  and  often  in  a  jocose  sense