Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See galosh.
- n. alternative spelling of galoshe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- obsolete A clog or patten.
- An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written
galosh. It is used mostly in the plural.
- A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
“Truth compels me to state that the division was made honestly, and that little Stennes crime did not seem so terrible to him when he heard the coins jingling under his blouse, and thought of the games of galoche which he had in prospect.”
“But the games of bouchon were the most amusing thing of all, and that famous game of galoche, which the Breton militia had brought into fashion during the siege.”
“Varka sits on the floor, cleans the galoches, and thinks how delightful it would be to thrust her head into the big, deep galoche, and slumber in it a while.”
“And suddenly the galoche grows, swells, and fills the whole room.”
“His pipe gurgled and sucked like a galoche full of holes in dirty weather.”
“He did not understand this galoche having been the sign of a hosier, nor the purport of the earthenware cask -- a common cider-keg -- and, to be candid, the St. Peter was lamentable with his drunkard's physiognomy.”
“a sombrero of black felt, and a monstrous galoche filled with leaves, the remains of a nest.”
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Types of boots used as footwear, or in a few cases, to protect the feet and legs of horses.
"...waterleg and gumboots each for Bully Hayes and Hurricane Hartigan..." --Finnegans Wake
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