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
This longevity might make the Missouri breeding and stocking program more durable.
Considering how small and lightweight this drone is, Spark will also make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.
Bella Thorne fashionably thanks the haters To Bella Thorne, the perfect athleisure outfit consists of joggers over fishnet stockings, a bra and body jewelry.
A person into foot worship will want to play with feet, be dominated by someone’s feet, wash feet, give pedicures, suck feet, handle socks and stockings, etc.
Layoffs in stores, changes in management, and fear about stocking and inventory levels pushed back product introductions.
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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
STOCKING Defined for English Language Learners
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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