from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sturdy footwear, such as shoes or boots.
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- n. sturdy footwear
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- n. covering for a person's feet
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We moderns, owing to our horrible system of footgear, which is hardly less absurd than the Chinese shoe, no longer know what a foot is.
Practically the only extra items of wearing apparel which were carried were a few pairs of Eskimo sealskin _kamiks_ (boots), for it can readily be imagined that several hundred miles of such walking and stumbling over snow and ice would be rather hard on any kind of footgear which could be made.
With his hunting-knife he slashed the straps from his pack, unrolled his blanket, and got out dry socks and footgear.
His wife fell in behind the last sled, betraying long practice in the art of handling the awkward footgear.
Their arms and legs, however, were bare, and they wore no footgear.
There he hung his damp footgear among a score or so of mates.
John Taylor said his natives love Giraffe skin for footgear.
Snowshoers use specialized footgear that allows them to spread their weight over a larger area, which keeps them from sinking into deep snow and makes it possible to hike into snowy areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Because you simply may stumble into or on bee hives or yellow-jacket nests while gardening or working outdoors, take precautions: wear gloves, proper footgear and protective clothing in light colors.
In regard to footgear, the state of this varies according to the nature of the work done by the men.