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gaiter

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noun gai·ter \ˈgā-tər\

Simple Definition of gaiter

  • : a cloth or leather covering worn over the lower part of the leg especially to keep the legs and ankles dry when hiking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gaiter

  1. 1 :  a cloth or leather leg covering reaching from the instep to above the ankle or to mid-calf or knee

  2. 2 a :  an overshoe with fabric upper b :  an ankle-high shoe with elastic gores in the sides

Origin of gaiter

French guêtre


First Known Use: 1775


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