from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See galosh.

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

  • obsolete A clog or patten.
  • An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It is used mostly in the plural.
  • A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of galoshe.


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  • Truth compels me to state that the division was made honestly, and that little Stenne’s crime did not seem so terrible to him when he heard the coins jingling under his blouse, and thought of the games of galoche which he had in prospect.

    The Child Spy

  • But the games of bouchon were the most amusing thing of all, and that famous game of galoche, which the Breton militia had brought into fashion during the siege.

    The Child Spy

  • Varka sits on the floor, cleans the galoches, and thinks how delightful it would be to thrust her head into the big, deep galoche, and slumber in it a while.


  • And suddenly the galoche grows, swells, and fills the whole room.


  • His pipe gurgled and sucked like a galoche full of holes in dirty weather.

    The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories

  • He did not understand this galoche having been the sign of a hosier, nor the purport of the earthenware cask -- a common cider-keg -- and, to be candid, the St. Peter was lamentable with his drunkard's physiognomy.

    Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life

  • a sombrero of black felt, and a monstrous galoche filled with leaves, the remains of a nest.

    Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life


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