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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hosen  \Ho"sen\,  n.  pl 
  See  {Hose}.  [Archaic] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hose  \Hose\  (h[=o]z),  n.;  pl  {Hose},  formerly  {Hosen} 
  (h[=o]"z'n).  [AS.  hose;  akin  to  D.  hoos,  G.  hose  breeches, 
  OHG.  hosa,  Icel.  hosa  stocking,  gather,  Dan.  hose  stocking; 
  cf  Russ.  koshulia  a  fur  jacket.] 
  1.  Close-fitting  trousers  or  breeches,  as  formerly  worn, 
  reaching  to  the  knee. 
 
  These  men  were  bound  in  their  coats,  their  hosen, 
  and  their  hats,  and  their  other  garments.  --Dan. 
  iii.  21. 
 
  His  youthful  hose,  well  saved,  a  world  too  wide  For 
  his  shrunk  shank.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Covering  for  the  feet  and  lower  part  of  the  legs;  a 
  stocking  or  stockings. 
 
  3.  A  flexible  pipe,  made  of  leather,  India  rubber,  or  other 
  material,  and  used  for  conveying  fluids,  especially  water, 
  from  a  faucet,  hydrant,  or  fire  engine. 
 
  {Hose  carriage},  {cart},  or  {truck},  a  wheeled  vehicle  fitted 
  for  conveying  hose  for  extinguishing  fires. 
 
  {Hose  company},  a  company  of  men  appointed  to  bring  and 
  manage  hose  in  the  extinguishing  of  fires.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Hose  coupling},  coupling  with  interlocking  parts  for  uniting 
  hose,  end  to  end 
 
  {Hose  wrench},  a  spanner  for  turning  hose  couplings,  to  unite 
  or  disconnect  them 




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