support hose


: elastic stockings worn especially to provide mild compression of the leg (as to prevent formation of varicose veins)

Examples of support hose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elevate your legs or use support hose before bedtime. Sarah Bradley, Health, 17 Nov. 2023 While juggling two jobs and meetings with a court liaison, Daniel gets into Servant of Two Masters–style trouble, whizzing in and out of rooms, ducking behind doors, diving into support hose. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 5 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of support hose was in 1963

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“Support hose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

support hose

: elastic stockings

Medical Definition

support hose

: stockings (as elastic stockings) worn to supply mild compression to assist the veins of the legs
usually plural in construction

called also support hosiery

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