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stocking

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noun stock·ing \ˈstä-kiŋ\

Simple Definition of stocking

  • : a close-fitting usually long covering for the foot and leg

  • : a covering for the foot and ankle

  • : a decorative pouch shaped like a large sock that is used for holding gifts at Christmas

Full Definition of stocking

  1. 1a :  a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and legb :  sock

  2. 2 :  something resembling a stocking; especially :  a ring of distinctive color on the lower part of the leg of an animal

stock·inged play \-kiŋd\ adjective
in one's stocking feet
  1. :  with the feet in stockings but not shoes

Examples of stocking

  1. a pair of wool stockings

  2. <thick wool stockings designed to be worn with hiking boots>



Origin of stocking

obsolete stock to cover with a stocking


First Known Use: 1580

Rhymes with stocking


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stocking

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noun stock·ing \ˈstäk-iŋ\

Medical Definition of stocking

  1. :  a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg—see elastic stocking






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