Gamashes

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Gamashes High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gamashes A protection for the shoes, hose, etc., from mud and rain, worn especially by horsemen in the seventeenth century. They appear to have been sometimes of the nature of boots and sometimes of the nature of leggings. Also gamaches.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gamaches,

Usage

In literature:

The Gamashes, alias the Boots of Patience.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The Gamashes, alias the Boots of Patience.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
Your shoes and your gamashes!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
His gamashes were now pulled up to the middle of his leg, which really seemed to be of snowy alabaster.
"The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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