foot·​gear | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌgir How to pronounce footgear (audio) \

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Examples of footgear in a Sentence

Hikers need to wear appropriate footgear.
Recent Examples on the Web Hip sneaker maker Allbirds is complaining after Amazon started selling similar footgear at one-third the price. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Mattel’s New CEO Wants to Make a Live-Action Barbie," 26 Nov. 2019 Recently, though, the footgear empire has struggled. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "America is “over-stored” and Payless ShoeSource is the latest victim," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of footgear

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Footgear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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