American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Reaching up to the knees: a knee-high table.
- n. A sock or stocking that extends just below the knee.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As high as the knee: as, water knee-high.
- adj. Something that reaches to the height of one's knees.
- n. US, usually in the plural A sock or stocking that reaches to the knees.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rising or reaching upward to the knees.
- adv. up to the knees
- n. a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
- From knee + high. (Wiktionary)
“But I tell you plain and simple, the best of you ain't knee-high fit to tie Daylight's moccasin strings.”
“It reminded one of the tank of the New York Hippodrome, when the long lines of stage soldiers march down into the water, knee-high, hip-high, shoulder-high, then heads under and are gone.”
“Model tall, she's a Greek goddess cloaked in black from the top of her turtleneck to the toes of her knee-high leather boots.”
“The Night Stalker was wearing a slick all-white dress suit and matching knee-high boots.”
“As they did, thousands of union protesters stopped or slowed their marching and stood on the sidewalk, separated by a black, knee-high chain-link fence and a scattering of police officers facing the street.”
“She has them tucked into a banging pair of chocolate knee-high boots.”
“First Lady of California Maria Shriver hit the polls in Los Angeles on Tuesday decked out in dark duds, sunglasses, knee-high boots and a cross necklace.”
“First Lady of California Maria Shriver hit the polls in Los Angeles on Tuesday decked out in dark duds, sunglasses, knee-high boots and a cross ...”
“I barely recognized her outside of her habitat, clothed in a gaudy, reflective trench coat, knee-high black boots, and without her wig, her hair now only a short brown bob.”
“Woods made only one mistake in the third round — taking two hacks with the wedge to escape knee-high grass around the 14th green — but more troubling was that he made only three birdies after giving himself so many chances inside 15 feet.”
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