noun pat·ten \ˈpa-tən\

Definition of PATTEN

:  a clog, sandal, or overshoe often with a wooden sole or metal device to elevate the foot and increase the wearer's height or aid in walking in mud

Origin of PATTEN

Middle English patin, from Anglo-French, from pate paw, hoof, from Vulgar Latin *patta, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century


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