from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The upper part of the leg of a boot.
- n. In boots of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the large flaring upper part of the boot-leg, capable of being turned over.
- n. Hence— A lace ruffle worn around the leg, and covering the inside of the leather boot-top.
- n. In some modern boots, a reverse of light-colored leather, as if a part of the lining, turned over the top of the boot-leg. See top-boot.
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