from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A waterproof overshoe.
- noun Obsolete A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of clog or patten worn in the middle ages as a protection against wet, and common, because of the practice of making shoes of cloth, silk, or the like, or of ornamental leather.
- noun In present use, any overshoe; a rubber: usually in the plural.
- To protect with a partial covering, edging, or the like of strong or water-proof material, as a shoe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Same as
- noun A strip of material, as leather, running around a shoe at and above the sole, as for protection or ornament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun UK A
waterproof overshoeused to provide protectionfrom rainor snow.
- noun US A
waterproof rubberboot, intended to be worn in wetor muddyconditions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The most extensive "galosh" factory in Russia, which is said to be the largest in the world, is reclaiming rubber according to American methods.
Romain Gary wrote of a boy who proves his love for a girl by eating a galosh.
Yet nothing yells galosh like sloppy weather, and this year's has been so sloppy that galosh visionaries believe April showers may finally be coming their way.
With unprotected pedestrian activity rife in cities, a galosh revival is afoot.
"The Galosh," by Mikhail Zoshchenko, is about a man who loses a galosh on a train.
"Overshoes are fresh in people's minds," says Tingley's marketing manager, Jim Towey, who puts nonfarm galosh sales in the tens of thousands.
Mr. Ringdal is 31 and lives in Norway, where the galosh, he says, "is an old-guy accessory."
A galosh While Mr. Chisena's modern galoshes evolved in America, they're linguistically Gallic and culturally Slavic.
In standard practice, a sneakered foot is first placed inside a plastic bag, enabling it to slide into a galosh.
Rebecca Miller, a Chicago galosh champion, wants women to put the shoes back on.