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galoshe


galoshe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galoshe  \Ga*loshe"\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Galoche}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galoche  \Ga*loche"\,  Galoshe  \Ga*loshe"\,  [OE.  galoche,  galache, 
  galage,  shoe,  F.  galoche  galoche,  perh.  altered  fr  L. 
  gallica  a  Gallic  shoe,  or  fr  LL  calopedia  wooden  shoe,  or 
  shoe  with  a  wooden  sole,  Gr  ?,  dim.  of  ?,  ?,  a  shoemaker's 
  last  ?  wood  +  ?  foot.] 
  1.  A  clog  or  patten.  [Obs.] 
 
  Nor  were  worthy  [to]  unbuckle  his  galoche. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Hence:  An  overshoe  worn  in  wet  weather. 
 
  3.  A  gaiter,  or  legging,  covering  the  upper  part  of  the  shoe 
  and  part  of  the  leg.