Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wooden-soled shoe worn by the Japanese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Japanese raised wooden clog, worn with traditional Japanese garments such as the kimono.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A type of Japanese footwear usually with wooden soles, held to the foot by a thong that passes between the first two toes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wooden clogs worn out of doors by the Japanese.

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

  • n. footwear usually with wooden soles

Etymologies

Japanese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 下駄 (geta). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The geta is a wooden sandal, or clog, of which there are many varieties, -- some decidedly elegant.

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  • Even older, a wooden Japanese thong platform called a geta, with separate heel pieces, has been traced to 300 B.C.

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  • Yes | No | Report from Kinzuakid13 wrote 6 weeks 4 days ago dude-this rod looks like scrap metal. and for 100 bucks i could geta decent spinning reel, decent rod and some new plastics for that much money.

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  • Make a slingshot from a about a 3/4 forked limb, then go to tie place and geta thrown out old innertube.

    Bullets Do Odd Things at Different Ranges

  • Above all ele, geta gun that weighs around 9 lb complete, the 5 l/2 to 6 l/2 way to light.

    The Gun Builder As Artist

  • Now if we can geta leading man to slip on the ring.

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  • I chose to roll out the dough as I could geta larger number of smaller scones -- more appropriate for a large gathering, especially one with small children.

    Scones For Playgroup

  • Ammo is had to find, I can; t find any of the Rem, Scirocco's, should have a plenty, but like to stock-pile a few extra Boxes, in case I won a Far off HUNT. May need to geta buddy to load a few rounds for me for pratice, but when hunt time comes I want the real thing of top quality available, not the WW specials.

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  • Oddly, most of my clothes stillfit, but the scale is moving and I occasionally geta really positive comment.

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  • And while they are steeped in Japanese tradition – the women clatter around in wooden geta sandals, conversations often take place in the kneeling position – they are full of interactions and values that we can relate to in the west, sometimes only too well.

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  • Traditional Japanese footware.

    “Clearly, understanding a visionary whose work shaped Japan’s literary culture requires more than walking a few steps in her geta.�?

    The New York Times, Kyoto Celebrates a 1,000-Year Love Affair , by Michelle Green, , 2009

    January 5, 2009