Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Gaiters reaching to the knee; leggings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Gaiters reaching to the knee; leggings.

Etymologies

See gamashes. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Put your shanks in your thanks and mak gude gramashes o 'them.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • But she is a sad jilt in many instances, this same Prosperity; for some fine morning, with the sun glancing in through the crevices of the window -- shutters, just at the nick when, after turning yourself, and rubbing your eyes, you courageously thrust forth one leg, with a determination to don your gramashes without more delay.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • But the form was indisputable — Douce David Deans himself, in his best light-blue Sunday’s coat, with broad metal buttons, and waistcoat and breeches of the same, his strong gramashes or leggins of thick grey cloth — the very copper buckles — the broad Lowland blue bonnet, thrown back as he lifted his eyes to

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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