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- n. An article of clothing covering each leg separately, that covers the area from the waist to the ankle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A garment for men, consisting of breeches and stockings in one: so called because worn by Venetians.
- In the early years of the nineteenth century, tight-fitting garments for the thighs and legs, worn by men of fashion, generally buttoned around the lower part of the calf, or sometimes tied with ribbons at this point.
- Trousers—the modern trousers having succeeded to the pantaloons by a gradual transition.
- Synonyms See trousers.
Derived from French pantalon, itself derived from Italian pantalone, named after San Pantalone (Saint Pantaleon). (See pantaloon.) (Wiktionary)