gaiter

noun gai·ter \ ˈgā-tər \

Definition of gaiter

1 : a cloth or leather leg covering reaching from the instep to above the ankle or to mid-calf or knee
2 a : an overshoe with fabric upper
b : an ankle-high shoe with elastic gores in the sides

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Origin and Etymology of gaiter

borrowed from French guêtre, going back to Middle French guiestres (plural), probably going back to a metathetical variant of Old Low Franconian *wrist- "ankle joint," going back to Germanic *wrih-sti- (whence Middle High German rist, riste "wrist or ankle joint," Old English wrist "wrist joint") — more at wrist


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gaiter

noun

Definition of gaiter for English Language Learners

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


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