Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Stocking-hose or spatterdashes, worn instead of boots.
  • Extra stockings or leggings formerly worn with boots, and covering the upper part of the leg and a part of the thigh, but not the ankles and feet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Stocking hose, or spatterdashes, in lieu of boots.
  • noun Hose made to be worn with boots, as by travelers on horseback.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An item of clothing worn over the stockings, in fashion in the seventeenth century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun protective stockings worn with or in place of boots

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

boot +‎ hose

Examples

  • I had yet in reserve one paire of whole stockings, and a paire of boothose, greater then the former.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The roome, which was a low parlour, being well searched with candles, the top of my great boothose was found at a hole, in which they had drawne all the rest.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The first night I sleepd well enough: and riseing nixt morning, I misd one linnen stockine, one halfe silke one, and one boothose, the accoustrement under a boote for one leg; neither could they be found for any search.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The roome, which was a low parlour, being well searched with candles, the top of my great boothose was found at a hole, in which they had drawne all the rest.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • I had yet in reserve one paire of whole stockings, and a paire of boothose, greater than the former.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The roome, which was a low parlour, being well searched with candles, the top of my great boothose was found at a hole, in which they had drawne all the rest.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • I sleepd well enough; and riseing nixt morning, I misd one linnen stockine, one halfe silke one, and one boothose, the accoustrement under

    A Legend of Montrose

  • I had yet in reserve one paire of whole stockings, and a paire of boothose, greater then the former.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Ribi on his side cried out with all his might, 'Believe him not, my lord; he is an arrant knave, and for that he knoweth I am come to lay a complaint against him for a pair of saddle-bags whereof he hath robbed me, he cometh now with his story of the boothose, which I have had in my house this many

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • ‘The first night I sleepd well enough; and riseing nixt morning, I misd one linnen stockine, one halfe silke one, and one boothose, the accoustrement under a boote for one leg; neither could they be found for any search.

    A Legend of Montrose

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