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stocking

noun stock·ing \ˈstä-kiŋ\

: 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
a :  a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg
b :  sock
2
:  something resembling a stocking; especially :  a ring of distinctive color on the lower part of the leg of an animal
stock·inged \-kiŋd\ adjective
in one's stocking feet
:  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

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Rhymes with STOCKING

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noun stock·ing \ˈstäk-iŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STOCKING

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

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