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Synonyms for gaiter

a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

Synonyms

a shoe covering the ankle with elastic gores in the sides

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legging consisting of a cloth or leather covering for the leg from the knee to the ankle

References in classic literature ?
I looked anxiously around; but the inquiry made no impression on any of the bystanders, if I except a man in gaiters, with one eye, who suggested that they had better put a brass collar round my neck, and tie me up in the stable.
Accordingly, the good lady bundled up her darlings in woollen jackets and wadded sacks, and put comforters round their necks, and a pair of striped gaiters on each little pair of legs, and worsted mittens on their hands, and gave them a kiss apiece, by way of a spell to keep away Jack Frost.
Now he scraped a little mud off his old gaiters with his spud, and waited.
These were known by their coats and pantaloons of black or brown, made to sit comfortably, with white cravats and waistcoats, broad solid-looking shoes, and thick hose or gaiters.
Was dressed, when last seen, in black frock-coat faced with silk, black waistcoat, gold Albert chain, and grey Harris tweed trousers, with brown gaiters over elastic-sided boots.
The door was opened by an odd, swarthy, dried-up person of uncertain age, with a dark pilot jacket and brown leather gaiters.
He wore gaiters, and carried a heavy stick with a knob to it.
Under his linen milking-pinner he wore a dark velveteen jacket, cord breeches and gaiters, and a starched white shirt.
He is of what is called the old school--a phrase generally meaning any school that seems never to have been young--and wears knee-breeches tied with ribbons, and gaiters or stockings.
They carry no musket in ordinary life, nor no long- pointed pole; they wear no wide green-lined cloak; they wear no peaked black felt hat, no leathern gaiters reaching to the knee, no goat-skin breeches with the hair side out, no hob-nailed shoes, no prodigious spurs.
He wore a shooting suit of brown tweed, with a hat to match, and neat gaiters.
I see already his muscular calves encased in the gaiters episcopal.
He held a bundle made up of an old faded silk handkerchief that apparently contained all his travelling wardrobe, and wore thick shoes and gaiters, his whole appearance being very un-Russian.
It was a young fellow about seventeen, dressed like an ostler, with leather cords and gaiters.
He means a quarter," said a wise-looking, lank young man in riding gaiters.