GAITER

gaiter

(noun) legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle

gaiter

(noun) a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides

spat, gaiter

(noun) a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

gaiter (plural gaiters)

A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep; see spats

A covering cloth or leather for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.

Part of the ecclesiastical garb of a bishop.

Verb

gaiter (third-person singular simple present gaiters, present participle gaitering, simple past and past participle gaitered)

To dress with gaiters.

Anagrams

• aigret, tirage, triage, trigae

Proper noun

Gaiter (plural Gaiters)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Gaiter is the 22543rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1140 individuals. Gaiter is most common among Black/African American (71.05%) and White (22.63%) individuals.

Anagrams

• aigret, tirage, triage, trigae

Source: Wiktionary


Gait"er, n. Etym: [F. guêtre, cf. Armor. gweltren; or perh. of German origin, and akin to E. wear, v.]

1. A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep, or for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.

2. A kind of shoe, consisting of cloth, and covering the ankle.

Gai"ter, v. t.

Definition: To dress with gaiters.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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