Definition of stocking
1a : a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and legb : sock
2 : something resembling a stocking; especially : a ring of distinctive color on the lower part of the leg of an animal
stockingedplay \-kiŋd\ adjective
in one's stocking feet
: with the feet in stockings but not shoes
Examples of stocking in a Sentence
a pair of wool stockings
thick wool stockings designed to be worn with hiking boots
Recent Examples of stocking from the Web
And back in 2013, a different pair of hairy leg stockings — with actual hair — was on the market in China, which according to Bustle, was designed as a way to protect women population from the stares of men.
His ubiquitous braids are hidden under a stocking cap and a minor league baseball hat.
Rehabilitation of the bay's walleyes began in 1973 with the stocking of fry and fingerlings in the Sturgeon Bay area.
Make sure your boat makes a stop at the surreal Nylon Pool, a one-meter deep enclave in the middle of the reef whose sheer waters and white sand prompted Britain’s Princess Margaret to name the pool after her nylon stockings.
Like the Muslim women in the photo, the grandmothers wore long black skirts, big shoes, black stockings, and headscarves.
The earliest socks were stockings, and they were considered a status symbol.
Curt Schilling, still recovering from an ankle procedure performed in the the AL Divisional Series, took to the mound, bloody stockings and all, in Game 6.
His life revolved around school, church and a series of odd jobs that included stocking groceries, picking crops and plowing fields.
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Origin and Etymology of stocking
obsolete stock to cover with a stocking
First Known Use: 1580See Words from the same year
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Definition of stocking for English Language Learners
: 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
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