support hose


Definition of support hose

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

First Known Use of support hose

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Support hose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of 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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